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What is Social Hosting &
What are the Social Hosting
Social hosts are individuals who are throwing a social gathering and serving alcohol legally. In order for this otherwise legal situation to be considered unlawful, the following will be taken into account:
•An underage individual was provided alcohol
•A guest or guests were served alcohol despite the social host being aware that the guest or guests were already visibly intoxicated
•A social host provided alcohol to an individual knowing that they were going to operate a motor vehicle
•Alcohol was served to a guest that lead to a dangerous situation
•The social host allowed a situation which led to property damage or bodily harm which was reasonably foreseeable
Social host liability laws are in place to reduce alcohol related injuries and deaths by minors. Specifically, these laws impose a duty of care on party hosts not to furnish or serve alcohol to minors.
New Jersey allows an injured person to seek damages from any social host who provided alcohol to an intoxicated person (at a party or similar event) when that guest goes on to cause an alcohol-related accident.
An injured person may seek damages from a social host if the social host provided alcohol to an intoxicated person who causes harm, and:
•The person was visibly intoxicated in the presence of the host, or
•The beverages were provided "under circumstances manifesting reckless disregard of the consequences" to another, and
•The circumstances created an "unreasonable risk" of harm to life or property, and
•The injury resulted from a motor vehicle accident caused by the intoxicated person who was served by the social host.
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