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.
Indiana: Bar Owed Duty to Patron Whose Jaw Was Broken by a Drunken Patron Who Had Been Bounced from the Bar
This week we look at the Indiana Court of Appeals’ decision in Buddy & Pals III, Inc. v. Falaschetti, which found that a bar owed a duty to a patron whose jaw was broken by another patron after the other patron had been bounced from the bar for fighting and tried to reenter.