: a person who furnishes another with alcohol in a social setting and not as a licensed vendor
courts…reluctant to impose liability on social hosts based on…negligence principles alone, without the support of express legislative policy—Ferreira v. Strack, 652 A.2d 965 (1995)
Social hosts have sometimes been found criminally liable for serving alcohol to a minor or to an already usually obviously intoxicated person, and have sometimes been found civilly liable for injury to or by an intoxicated minor. Less often, a social host has been found civilly liable for subsequent injury to a third party caused by an intoxicated adult guest, especially in an automobile accident.
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