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B.C. court determines allocation of fault in commercial host liability claim

Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 3:27 PM | By Amanda Jerome

In Widdowson v. Rockwell 2017 BCSC 385, the Supreme Court of British Columbia found that a man convicted of drunk driving and the pub that served him are jointly and severally liable for the accident that resulted in the plaintiff, Stuart Widdowson, suffering extreme injuries, including brain damage.

“This case affirms that establishments have a responsibility to patrons, which includes a positive duty to take steps to ensure they, as well as people they may come in contact with, are safe,” said Widdowson’s counsel, Paul Bosco. “It...