Service of Alcohol to Minor
We represented the Estate of an 18-year old who became intoxicated at a fraternity party and was killed while trying to cross Whitney Avenue in Hamden, Connecticut.
A fraternity at Quinnipiac University hosted a party one evening at which kegs of beer and “jungle juice” were served. No one hosting the party made any efforts to keep underage drinkers from attending, or to check IDs or the ages of the guests. Our 18-year old client drank alcoholic beverages and became intoxicated. When our client left the party, he attempted to cross Whitney Avenue, a busy four-lane road. He was struck and killed near the middle of the road by a driver who had failed to notice that our client had already crossed two lanes of the highway.
We were able to obtain the policy limits of $300,000 from the driver who struck our client, and settled with the fraternity and most of the individuals who held the party for $950,000. One of the hosts of the party was granted summary judgment by the trial court. We have appealed that decision.