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Canada high court to consider social-host liability

Various American jurisdictions impose liability on party-givers who it's argued should have done more to prevent guests from drinking and driving. Now the Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to consider a case in which Zoe Childs of Oxford Station is suing Dwight Courrier and Julie Zimmerman, who threw a New Year's party attended by Desmond Desormeaux, an alcoholic who drove off and into Childs' car, severely injuring her. More: OL, May 7 (court unanimously rejects liability).



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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