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When Does a Proprietor Owe a Duty to Stop One Patron from Shooting Another? Indiana Court of Appeals Weighs In

Colin E. Flora | Apr 6th, 2018

This week we look at the remarkable decision in Hamilton v. Steak’n Shake Operations Inc., which took a deep dive into the analyses of Goodwin v. Yeakle’s Sports Bar & Grill and Rogers v. Martin to conclude that a restaurant proprietor owes a duty to take reasonable precautions to protect a “restaurant patron who has been subjected to escalating threats and taunts” from “injury resulting after the encounter culminated in physical violence.”

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