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Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Against Suing Parents

Posted on March 28, 2008 5:03 am under Drunk Driving Accident

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that parents who are aware that high school students are drinking on their property but did not supply the alcohol can not be held liable for any accidents that occur involving a student that was at the party on their property.

The court ruled in favor of two Columbia parents whose children hosted a party. One of the guests of the party got into an accident with a family of four leaving the party. The family of four filed a lawsuit against the hosts alleging that they were liable. 

The court held that because the parents did not serve the alcohol to the minors on their property, holding them liable would be too much of a stretch. Wisconsin does have a law that makes adults who serve minors alcohol liable.

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