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How can you prevent guests from becoming drunk at parties?

Firm News,Social Host Liability On Friday, November 24, 2017

When you host holiday parties at your Connecticut home, you may not always think about keeping your guests sober. However, if one of your guests becomes drunk and is involved in a car crash after leaving your party, you may …

How should parents handle underage drinking at parties?

Firm News,Social Host Liability On Saturday, October 21, 2017

As a Connecticut parent, you may want to keep your teenager away from parties with alcohol. However, you may find that the presence of alcohol and other substances is beyond your control if you are not hosting the party. Because …

When parents claim ignorance of alcohol use by minors at home

Firm News,Social Host Liability On Friday, September 8, 2017

In Connecticut, the criminal statute prohibiting the possession of alcohol by a minor was expanded in 2012 to include recklessness or negligence in allowing such possession. According to the Connecticut General Assembly, if a person owns or otherwise possesses …

Will you get busted if minors drink at your party?

Firm News,Social Host Liability On Friday, August 18, 2017

Connecticut residents like you may be ready to party your hearts out this summer, enjoying the last days before everyone has to go back to school or work. Unfortunately, having a good reason to celebrate doesn’t negate the fact that …

How restaurants may handle drunk customers

Firm News,Social Host Liability On Friday, July 14, 2017

When Connecticut restaurants serve alcoholic beverages, it is their task to ensure that their patrons are responsible drinkers. A previous blog discussed a restaurant’s liability if a customer caused harm while drunk. This week’s blog will discuss the ways restaurant …

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