Hi Hank! Your website is facinating! Question, have you done any studies or ready anything about the conflict between social host immunity laws & hazing laws when involving alcohol? In CA in 2007 they instituted PC 245.6 re anti hazing as well as amending & updating the Education Code re hazing, but CA also has a social host immunity law (B&P 25602 that says a (private) person that provides alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person is guilty of a misdemeanor (i.e., a fine), BUT cannot be civilly liable for injuries to the drinker or a third party for injuries caused by the drinkerâ€™s alcohol consumption. This would seem to be in conflict with the hazing laws for purposes of being able to sue a a fraternity brother for being involved in hazing that involved alcohol. Thoughts? Tx. for your input. Nicki S.
Moderator: I am away from email with a few exception suntil Jan. 28 with my class. I have written about the dram shop laws in 1990 and 2001 books, but the writer certainly has an intriguing legal tangle here. Thoughts? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post on return.