Holiday Party Primer: Alcohol Providers Are Generally Exempt From Liability

December 21, 2022

Just in time for the holidays, Attorney Paul Curtis discusses liability for hosts that serve alcohol at holiday parties on the State Bar of Wisconsin’s InsideTrack Blog.

“Clients often ask their attorneys whether they can be held liable for serving alcohol to their adult friends, employees, or customers who subsequently injure others.

According to Wisconsin law, the answer is generally “no.” Providers of alcohol in Wisconsin have long been shielded from civil liability arising out of accidents caused by intoxicated adults. Historically, Wisconsin law has favored holding intoxicated adults liable for damages caused by their negligence while favoring immunity for the liquor provider…”

Read more on the State Bar of Wisconsin’s blog.