Civil Liability For Providing Alcohol To Minors And Intoxicated Persons In North Carolina  


Despite crack-downs on underage drinking on college campuses, we continue to see news reports about students under the age of 21 being injured or killed as a direct result of consuming alcohol. In a recent incident, a 20 year old student was killed in a fall from a “party bus.” Tests showed that she had been consuming alcohol prior to the incident. Underage drinking is not a new phenomenon, of course, but questions always arise: Who provided alcohol to underage persons, and who is responsible for the tragic consequences that often follow?   Not limited to underage persons, drunk driving accidents tragically cause millions of deaths and injuries each year. While an injured [...]