Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: host liability

Md. General Assembly passes ‘Alex and Calvin’s’ bill

The General Assembly on Monday passed legislation that would permit parents and other adults to be jailed for up to one year for providing alcohol to or hosting drinking parties attended by those under the legal drinking age of 21 who become impaired seriously injure themselves or others in driving from the event.

Read More »

Senate panel weakens bill enabling hosts of drinking parties to be jailed

The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would permit parents and other adults to be jailed for up to one year for providing alcohol to or hosting drinking parties attended by minors who become impaired and seriously injure themselves or others in driving from the event.

Read More »

‘Alex and Calvin’s’ bill likely headed to Senate-House conference

A Senate-House conflict over whether and to what extent adults could be jailed for hosting underage drinking parties is likely headed to conference over the chambers’ respective legislative responses to the drunken-driving related-deaths of two recent high-school graduates last June.

Read More »

Md. House passes ‘Alex and Calvin’s’ bill, conflicts with stronger Senate measure

The House of Delegates on Thursday night passed legislation that would allow judges to imprison adults who knowingly and willfully host underage drinking parties but retain as just a fineable offense the mere furnishing of alcohol to a person under age 21.

Read More »

Md. high court considers liability for hosts of underage drinking parties

Attorneys for victims of drunken driving told Maryland’s top court last week that a parent or other adult who hosts an underage drinking party owes a legal duty to the young attendees such that he or she can be held liable for an intoxicated attendee’s death or injuries sustained by someone struck by an inebriated teenager driving from the event.

Read More »

High court to consider host’s liability for death after underage-drinking party

In a case involving a 17 year old boy’s death, Maryland’s top court will consider whether a parent allegedly hosting an underage drinking party owed a legal duty to the young attendees such that he or she can be held liable for the death of a drunken partygoer.

Read More »