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Dram Shop Wonderland

Once upon a time in a land far, far away the courts refused to legislate from the bench.  That place was called Dram Shop Wonderland.  The story goes like this:In that day, there were dram shop owners and innkeepers who served their guests beverages known to cause inebriation.  The guests would leave the place in a less than sober state and caused mischief in the town, including damage and injury.  The victims of the mischief made appeals to the courts and the courts ordered the guests … [Read more...]

Is It Constitutional To Sue Hulk Hogan?

You may have seen in the news that former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan was sued in Florida.  He wasn’t being sued for his wrestling exploits.  Rather, Mr. Hogan was being asked to answer for the negligence of his son who allegedly injured a friend while driving the Hogan car.  Like Nevada, Florida adopted a law that makes the owner of a car vicariously liable for injuries caused by the negligence of a family member when driving the family car. Nevada’s “family purpose” law is very broad.  … [Read more...]