Host Liquor Liability- Know your risk exposure.
A bartender is legally liable for serving alcohol to a patron who becomes intoxicated and then injures a third party. Does a business face a similar exposure when it hosts a social event where alcohol is served, such as an open house or holiday party?
Anytime you provide alcohol to individuals in a non-commercial manner, you are considered a social host. Social hosts generally are not responsible for the acts of guests that consume alcohol. However, a social host may become responsible for the acts of their guests if their conduct creates or exacerbates a risk to the public. It is important to take the appropriate steps to control your risk.
Download our free whitepaper: Limiting Social Host Liquor Liability-2015.