Liquor Liability Law 101
with Morgan Martin & Chet Wydrzynski
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Live webinar with chat*
includes 60 day replay
9:00 am – 10:30 am (Pacific)
10:00 am – 11:30 am (Mountain)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Central)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Eastern)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Atlantic)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Newfoundland)
*This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A. SK attendees please verify whether you align with Central (MB) or Mountain (AB) time based on season and location.
Register on or before March 6, 2020
$140.00 + HST
Register after March 6, 2020
$165.00 + HST
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CPD Credit Hours:
ON: This program contains 1.5 Substantive hours.
BC: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.
SK: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.
NB: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.
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Who Should Attend
This program will benefit personal injury litigators, both plaintiff and defence, as well as corporate counsel, and business lawyers who advise hospitality businesses, charitable organizations and other groups.
About the Program
Alcohol opens the door to a wide range of legal liability issues. From bars whose primary business is serving alcohol to private clubs and event venues that obtain special occasion alcohol permits, high exposure for liquor liability is the cost of commercial enterprise. But what about the neighbour hosting a BBQ or an employer’s work party? Does the law hold social hosts to the same standard of responsibility as it does with commercial hosts? What circumstances increase or reduce liability? This program is designed to educate lawyers about the fundamentals of liquor liability law in Canada. Experienced personal injury lawyers Morgan Martin and Chet Wydrzynski will use recent cases and hypothetical fact scenarios to discuss the broad range of circumstances under which liquor liability can arise, and steps all hosts can take to protect themselves, their guests and third parties. You will learn:
- The difference between commercial & social hosts
- Forms of liquor liability
- How courts define “duty of care”
- How social hosts can “create or exacerbate” risk
- Tips for managing liquor liability risk
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn essential information so you can help clients recognize and avoid liquor liability risk, while continuing to serve satisfied patrons and conduct successful events.
Meet Your Presenters
Morgan Martin manages the Toronto office of Dolden Wallace Folick LLP. He regularly defends multi-million dollar claims involving catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and quadriplegia. Morgan has significant experience defending claims involving occupiers’, municipal, hospitality, and product liability, as well as professional negligence, property insurance, and civil claims involving police liability. He has acted for both sports organizations and leagues, including representing athletes before the International Rugby Board and the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. He clerked for the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the 2005 Commonwealth Games and 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Morgan is a frequent presenter on insurance, hospitality and sports law topics.
Chet Wydrzynski is a partner in the Toronto office of Dolden Wallace Folick LLP. He has practiced insurance defence litigation his entire career. Chet has significant experience in the areas of occupiers’ liability, liquor liability, sports and recreation, professional negligence, coverage, and property. An experienced trial lawyer, he defends bars, taverns, and nightclubs in all types of claims against commercial hosts including over-service allegations, forcible ejection, and improper maintenance. He is a frequent speaker for legal associations and the insurance industry about liquor liability. Chet is a former Director of Canadian Defence Lawyers, and is a past Chair of the CDL conference on Commercial Host Liability. Chet obtained his law degree from the University of Ottawa and his BA from the University of Windsor.
Program Schedule (Eastern)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Welcome and Introduction
Commercial host liability
- Typical tavern claims
- Duty and standard of care
- Statutory and common law defences
Social host liability
- Duty and standard of care
- Circumstances that increase risk
- Social host defences
Employer host liability
Strategies to reduce risk and limit liability
Program Wrap-up and Evaluation
All costs are in Canadian dollars before taxes.
Until March 6, 2020
|Liquor Liability Law 101 with Morgan Martin & Chet Wydrzynski - Thursday, April 9, 2020||$140.00|
After March 6, 2020
|Liquor Liability Law 101 with Morgan Martin & Chet Wydrzynski - Thursday, April 9, 2020||$165.00|
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