my sister i law wants to have her wedding reception in our backyard. there will be alcohol consumed (adults only) am i liable if someone leaves drunk or is she liable since it was her party?
1 Answer from Attorneys
You are hosting a party on your property. You have exposure. You might want to talk with your insurance agent to see if a one-day or event insurance policy is available to cover your exposure. Your sister-in-law also has explosure to som degree since it is her event.
The best step is to make sure that there is a professional bar tender in control of the alcohol and that no one unfit to drive leaves the party with keys in hand. The second step is adequate inaurance coverage.