11/15/09 – $150,000 Settlement: After Hours Party Social Host Liability
On July 4th 2007, the male Plaintiff 41, and two friends were invited to an after hours party in Mashpee, Massachusetts, to be held at the home of a professional hockey player. Upon arrival they were offered beer and other alcohol by the owner of the house. Shortly after the Plaintiffs arrival an off- duty Falmouth detective and his girlfriend arrived and were also served drinks.
The plaintiff alleged, through Brian Cunha & Associates that the Falmouth Police officer and the hockey player were under the influence and started a fight with the Plaintiff and his friends resulting in the Plaintiff sustaining a fractured cheekbone. The case settled at a day long mediation session with retired judge Suzanne DelVecchio.