The Canadian Press

2006-05-05 | SCOC Host Liability

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The Supreme Court ruled on May 5th that the hosts of private house parties are not responsible for the actions of their drunken guests once they leave the premises. Kirk Stevens is the lawyer for Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Canada. (The ruling closed the door for a large liability award for Zoe Childs, an Ottawa-area paraplegic whose life-altering injuries were caused by a drunk driver early on the morning of January 1st 1999.)

Date: 2006-05-05
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 22 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << a little disappointed not entirely surprised I think that the key thing to focus on is the court did say that it is leaving the door open to the case where someone is actively serving alcohol to someone who is visibly a dare >>