For those people who question our roles in this world:
Makes me want to puke.
Here's one for you Drew-
I have a client who owns a 48 unit apartment building in the ghetto in east Cleveland. This February there was about a foot of snow on the ground and a guy, who doesn't live in the building, was just walking across the property with a home made grenade. He drops the grenade in the snow and begins to dig for it. As he is digging, it blows up on him, but doesn't kill him.
2 weeks later, my client gets a court summons because he is being sued. Luckily for my client, this happened a week before he closed on the building, so the summons went to the previous owner.
I know there are worse lawyer stories out there, but this is pretty bad...same thing with the Hancock story.
Isn't it possible sometimes it is just the victim's fault? I love the incentive this gives good semaritans to help their brother.
What are you saying about the drink server's role is all of this? Isn't that the major legal complaint here?
I think that all of these are very good cases. I'm not attacking this as a legal issue (I'm sure some of the attorneys on here will come with their opinions), I think there were technically many torts committed throughout this situation. The fact is though that we live in the real world, and this guy had a history of alchol abuse and drug use. If it were a family member of mine, I would feel that it shamed his/her name to try to cast the blame on someone else.
Yeah, I see your point about the highway victims.
But as an out of control superhero drug addict, society partly relies on liquor controls and licensing to protect the public,yet the bar apparently thinks it's cool to give the guy free drinks, might even be good for business.
I can't help but think of this as an analogy for the regulation of our industry...