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Faulk v. Suzuki Motor, Co. Ltd.
Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals
851 P.2d 332 (1993)
Albert Cabral (defendant) had a party at his house. Jaime Bumanglag was a guest at the party. Cabral knew Bumanglag had become intoxicated at the party and intended to drive after leaving the party, but Cabral continued to serve him alcohol. Later that day, the car Bumanglag was driving collided with a car driven by Ellen Faulk (plaintiff). Faulk sustained serious injuries in the collision. Bumanglag’s blood-alcohol level at the time of the collision was above the legal limit. Faulk sued Cabral for her injuries. The court granted Cabral’s motion for summary judgment, finding that as a social-host server of alcohol, Cabral was not liable for injuries his intoxicated guest caused in a car accident. Faulk appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Burns, C.J.)
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