Rebecca Gushlaw et. al. v. Matthew Millner, et al.
No 2009-376 – Appeal (PC05-4468)
Decision May, 2012
LSH attorneys obtained summary judgment that was upheld on appeal by the Rhode Island Supreme Court. This wrongful death claim was brought against an adult but underage drinker who, while intoxicated, allowed his intoxicated friend to drive his own vehicle rather than driving him home. The case established new law that designated drivers do not have an affirmative duty to prevent their intoxicated passengers from later driving their own vehicles and injuring other members of the public.