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Liquor and Host Liability Law in Canada
By: Lorne Folick, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., Michael Libby, B.A., LL.B., Paul Dawson, B.A., M.A., LL.B.
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This is the first resource to address all aspects of liquor liability in commercial, employment and social host settings. It includes analysis and discussion of all the leading cases and key legislation from across the country. Topics include:
  • Duties related to the condition of licensed premises and to activities on the premises
  • The obligations of commercial hosts to take reasonable steps to ensure that patrons are not injured by other patrons
  • Whether a commercial host may be responsible for the conduct of patrons who have left the premises
  • Conduct of employees and the use of excessive force
  • Social host liability at private functions
  • The risks facing employers who provide alcohol to employees
  • Criminal, regulatory and administrative matters ... and more!
Lawyers in private practice (both plaintiff and defence) and in-house counsel will find the summary of key defences particularly useful and will greatly benefit from this thorough review of the law
About the Author
Lorne Folick, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., is a senior partner at Dolden Wallace Folick LLP and has a practice dedicated exclusively to insurance defence litigation. Mr. Folick currently acts for many of Canada's largest commercial and personal lines insurers, as well as several underwriters at Lloyds of London. Mr. Folick has acted as counsel in all manner of liquor related litigation. He is particularly well-regarded in the fields of liquor liability and is the leader of his firm's complex personal injury team. He has authored many publications and spoken at various insurance seminars on a wide range of insurance issues.
Michael Libby, B.A., LL.B., a partner at Dolden Wallace Folick LLP, has extensive experience as a litigator and represents insurers in the defence of liability claims. A significant part of his practice is comprised of defending commercial hosts in tort actions. He has appeared before all levels of Court in British Columbia as well as the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and numerous administrative tribunals. Mr. Libby also has considerable experience in the defence and prosecution of alcohol and motor vehicle related offences under the Criminal Code and provincial statutes. Mr. Libby is a regular guest instructor for the litigation component of B.C.'s Professional Legal Training Course, is the Program Director for the Inns of Court Program (an educational program for young lawyers) and is the co-author of Annotated British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act and Liquor and Host Liability Law in Canada (Canada Law Book).

Paul Dawson, B.A., M.A., LL.B., practises in a wide range of insurance related litigation, including defending professional and product liability, construction and personal injury claims, pursuing subrogated actions, and providing coverage analysis to insurers. He has co-chaired seminars and presented papers on legal research for Continuing Legal Education of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, and Canadian Defence Lawyers. Mr. Dawson has taught legal research and writing as an Adjunct Professor in the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Law.