70 Cornell L. Rev. 1058 (1984-1985)
Social Host Liability for the Negligent Acts of Intoxicated Guests

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SOCIAL HOST LIABILITY FOR THE NEGLIGENT ACTS
OF INTOXICATED GUESTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION   .............................................. 1059
I. THEORIES OF SOCIAL HOST LIABILITY ..................... 1063
A. Dramshop Acts as a Basis for Social Host Liability.. 1065
1. Historical Background ............................. 1065
2. Contemporary Dramshop Acts ....................... 1067
3. Recovery Under Dramshop Acts ..................... 1069
4. Case Law Under Dramshop Acts .................... 1071
a. Dramshop Acts Held Inapplicable to Social Hosts .. 1071
b. Dramshop Acts Held Applicable to Social Hosts .... 1073
B. Negligence as a Basis for Social Host Liability ...... 1076
1. Violation of an Alcoholic Beverage Control Act as a
Basis for Social Host Liability ...................... 1076
a. Statutory Violations Applied to Licensees .......... 1078
b. Statutory Violations Applied to Social Hosts ....... 1081
2. Ordinary Negligence as a Basis for Social Host Liability 1085
a. Ordinary Negligence Applied to Licensees .......... 1086
b. Ordinary Negligence Applied to Social Hosts ...... 1088
II RECENT DEVELOPMENT - KELLY V. GWINNELL ............. 1091
A.  Background   ........................................ 1092
1. Actions Against Tavern Owners Based on Negligence
Principles and Statutory Violations in New Jersey ...... 1092
2. Liability of the Social Host Based Solely on Negligence
Principles ........................................ 1098
B.  Kelly  v. Gwinnell  .................................... 1100
C.  Analysis  ........................................... 1105
1. Elements of the Kelly Rule ........................ 1105
a. Service to a Visibly Intoxicated Guest ............. 1105
b. Knowledge That the Guest Will Soon Be Driving a
M otor  Vehicle ................................. 1108
c. The Direct Service Requirement .................. 1108
d. Conduct Required to Fulfill Duty ................ 1109
e. Harm for Which a Host May Be Liable .......... 1110
2. Additional Factors Affecting Liability ................ 1111
3.  Policy Justifications  ............................... 1113
4. Judicial Imposition of Social Host Liability ........... 1115
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