'You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on': alcohol server liability, duty, responsibility and the law of torts

Penelope Watson

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Abstract

Analysis of the views expressed by High Court in Cole on questions of autonomy, responsibility and duty of care in the context of alcohol related injury - role of tort law in such circumstances - legal position in Canada and the US - impact of legislation such as the Civil Liability Act on the common law since Cole - concludes that the legislature and High Court have adopted a distressingly narrow, individualistic approach to injury and duty in the context of intoxication.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-131
Number of pages24
JournalJames Cook University law Review
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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