Do you think the host of a party should be liable for injuries caused if one of their guests gets intoxicated at the party and causes an accident while driving home?
Some states allow a person who has been injured by a drunk driver to sue party hosts if the driver became intoxicated at their party. That is called “social host liability”. However, Illinois and Iowa do not have “social host liability”. Illinois and Iowa do have dram shop liability, which allows an injured person to sue a tavern if a person got drunk at their establishment and then caused an accident. Should there be a distinction between a tavern’s liability and a party hosts liability?