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Social host liability case must go to trial

Lawyers say a recent Ontario Superior Court decision leaves the door open for a possible finding of social host liability in certain circumstances. In Wardak v. Froom, the defendants, Stephen and Carol Froom, held a party for their son, Graeme, celebrating his 19th birthday in 2011. The plaintiff, Dean Wardak, who was 18 at the time, had been drinking at the party before he walked home, got in his car and crashed into a tree. The accident left him quadriplegic.  Justice Wendy Matheson dismissed the defendants’ summary judgment motion that asked [...]

By | 2017-03-23T19:27:51+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Blog, General, Personal Injury|0 Comments