Watchwoman on the Wall

Watchwoman on the Wall


Cancel that Super Bowl Party or risk Lawsuits!

posted by Donna Calvin

Calvin’s Commentary: Super Bowl party lawsuits!  Say what?!?  You can get sued as a result of having a Superbowl Party! Cancel the wings and guacamole, Leroy!!!  Honest, this was on our local news program, Channel 19, WOIO, Cleveland, OH, on the 11 o’clock news January 31st. I’M SURE THE LAWYERS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE REJOICING OVER THIS! I’m sure we’re going to be hearing more and more of these lawsuits now that they gave this FREE ADVERTISEMENT TO FILL THE POCKETBOOKS OF THE INSURANCE COMPANIES AND LAWYERS! If you can get sued as a result of some chiseling freeloader who comes to your house and drinks to excess and then sues you saying it’s your fault he got drunk and wrecked his car, or if someone eats pizza and wings delivered to you at your house from a local pizzeria place (and you didn’t even cook it) and gets food poisoning, is able to sue you because he simply ate it at your house, then I say it’s time to cancel Thanksgiving dinner, New Year’s Eve celebrations, Christmas, Kwanza party and even Hanukkah latkas as well. I have to say, this is one of the most absurd and mean-spirited lawsuits one could ever imagine being filed! Know what I say? Put the leech’s name on Facebook warning everyone to NEVER invite the sue-happy mooch to anyplace, anywhere, anytime, ever again! Ostracize him from the A-list!  And by “A,” I mean ANY list!  I might not think about buying insurance, but I might consider a mob-style “contract,” if you get my jest. (Tee hee!) ▬ Donna Calvin ▬ Friday, February 1, 2013

Super Bowl party lawsuits

Posted: Jan 31, 2013 3:55 PM EST Updated: Jan 31, 2013 10:20 PM EST

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

When Jim Angleton throws a Super Bowl party, he wants it to be a winner. But a couple of years ago, a guest got into a post-game fender bender.

Now, before kickoff, Jim has a game plan in place, which includes a call to his insurance agent.

Jim’s got the right idea. The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association of America says it’s important for party hosts to understand the risks that go along with hosting a Super Bowl party.

If there’s a fumble with food or alcohol, you could end up in serious legal trouble, leaving you responsible for things like lawyer’s fees, lost wages, medical bills, even wrongful death claims.

Take food poisoning. It affects one in six Americans each year, and can easily land party goers in the emergency room.

That goes for drinks, too. The American Bar Association says if there’s an alcohol related accident, party hosts can be held liable in most states and in other states, you can still be sued.

According to Dick Semeredijian of the American Bar Association, “The argument they will make is that the social host knew, or should have known, of the level of intoxication of their guest when they left.”

Bob Rusbuldt from The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association suggests, “You need to make sure that you’re adequately covered. Most trusted choice agents will tell you that $100,000 is not enough coverage. They usually recommend a minimum of $300,000.”

Finally, stick with brands or restaurants you trust. Store and handle game day grub properly and consider not serving alcohol or, limiting the amount you serve.

Dick Semerdjian cautions, “If someone can’t drive and everybody is intoxicated and there’s no way to get that person home please call a cab.”

It’s because Jim plays by these rules that he can relax and enjoy the big game.

According to Jim, “We sleep better at night, and we actually have a good feeling that we’ve done everything that we possibly can to mitigate liability.”

Read More: http://www.19actionnews.com/story/20911316/super-bowl-lawsuits

 

Related Posts:

Super Bowl Trivia (Answers)
http://blog.beliefnet.com/watchwomanonthewall/?p=23140

Cancel that Super Bowl Party or risk Lawsuits!
http://blog.beliefnet.com/watchwomanonthewall/?p=23121



Advertisement
Comments Post the First Comment »
post a comment

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the beliefnet.com terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to beliefnet.com and may be used by beliefnet.com in accordance with the agreements.



Previous Posts

Texas Man’s Pregnant Wife Never Wanted to Have a Gun in the House – But Now She’s Sure Glad He Insisted
Item #1 of 2 [caption id="attachment_28130" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Guns save more lives protecting the innocent and victims of crime than any mainstream news outlet has ever told you about! Thank God that lawful citizens are protected by the 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms and defe

posted 10:42:28pm Sep. 13, 2013 | read full post »

Heartwarming! Service dog helps teen with diabetes
Calvin's Commentary: The following story and video is about a young 18-year old teenager, Sadie Jensen, with a debilitating, life-threatening, incurable, life-long illness and a service dog named Bailey. Bailey has been trained to detect and warn Sadie when her blood sugar drops so low she could die

posted 9:57:47pm Sep. 13, 2013 | read full post »

9-11-TRIBUTE-2013 ~ 2 Million Bikers Rally To Washington DC vs Million Muslim Demonstration where 20-25 Showed up for ill-timed "No Fear" Protest
KNOW HOW THE MUSLIMS CAN GET PEOPLE TO STOP FEARING THEM? THEY DON'T NEED TO DEMONSTRATE! JUST QUIT BLOWING UP CHRISTIANS AND OTHER PEOPLE AND BUILDINGS! QUIT BEHEADING NON MUSLIMS! STOP THEIR TERROR TACTICS! STOP MAKING WARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST! STOP SAYING THEY ARE GOING TO WIPE ISRAEL O

posted 10:36:17pm Sep. 12, 2013 | read full post »

Family dog helps alert parents to abusive baby sitter (video)
Good Dog! Snitched on ill-treatment of his beloved family member and sent babysitter to jail! ↓To view video, click large arrow in center below↓ A loyal and protective dog helped alert parents to an abusive baby sitter in South Carolina. According to WCSC, which originally reported t

posted 8:48:41pm Sep. 12, 2013 | read full post »

Sept.11,2013 - 3 Good News Stories #3: Fisherman Reels in Wallet Stolen 3 Years Ago
GOOD NEWS ARTICLE #3 [caption id="attachment_28048" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Stolen Wallet found by Joshua Woods while fishing.  But there's an even stranger twist to this story. Woods wasn't always the person he is today and wonders if he would have returned the wallet if he were the

posted 12:36:17am Sep. 11, 2013 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.