Indiana Court of Appeals: Fistfights in Parking Lot are Type of Foreseeable “Rowdy Behavior” Sufficient to Make Bar Liable for Injuries to Patrons

Indiana Court of Appeals: Fistfights in Parking Lot are Type of Foreseeable “Rowdy Behavior” Sufficient to Make Bar Liable for Injuries to Patrons

This week, we revisit the question of when a business owes a duty to protect patrons from injuries due to criminal acts of third-parties after the Indiana Court of Appeals held that a bar owes a duty to patrons injured by a fistfight in the parking lot after closing.

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Indiana: Bar Owed Duty to Patron Whose Jaw Was Broken by a Drunken Patron Who Had Been Bounced from the Bar

Indiana: Bar Owed Duty to Patron Whose Jaw Was Broken by a Drunken Patron Who Had Been Bounced from the Bar

This week we look at the Indiana Court of Appeals’ decision in Buddy & Pals III, Inc. v. Falaschetti, which found that a bar owed a duty to a patron whose jaw was broken by another patron after the other patron had been bounced from the bar for fighting and tried to reenter.

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