NY Gov Vetoes Bill Imposing Liability on Homeowners For Inaction

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill imposing what sponsors said was a first-in-the-nation duty on hosts to “provide reasonable assistance” to guests they believe are suffering from a life-threatening condition. If they failed to do so, the proposed law would have made homeowners  “liable for damages for injuries sustained by such guest or for […]

General Litigation

Appeals Panel Upholds Applying Social Host Law to 18 Year Olds

Nassau County passed the first-ever  Social Host Law in New York State.  The law prohibits anyone over the age of 18 from allowing alcohol consumption by anyone under 21 years of age on  premises that they own, rent or otherwise control.  Before the law came into effect in 2007, a person would only get arrested […]