Indiana Court of Appeals Sheds Further Light on Property Owner’s Duty to Protect Invitees from Criminal Acts
Indiana Supreme Court Revisits Bar-Owner Liability for Injuries to Patrons, Leaving Caselaw Largely Undisturbed
This week, we once more revisit the question of whether a bar owner owes a duty to a patron injured by the criminal conduct of a third-party. The discussion synthesizes nearly two years of prior posts on the matter and the Indiana Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Cavanaugh’s Sports Bar & Eatery, Ltd. v. Porterfield.
Indiana Court of Appeals: Fistfights in Parking Lot are Type of Foreseeable “Rowdy Behavior” Sufficient to Make Bar Liable for Injuries to Patrons
This week, we revisit the question of when a business owes a duty to protect patrons from injuries due to criminal acts of third-parties after the Indiana Court of Appeals held that a bar owes a duty to patrons injured by a fistfight in the parking lot after closing.