Donald and Gloria Bowden hosted a cookout at their home in South Carolina, inviting mostly business acquaintances. Justin Parks, who was 19 years old, attended the party. Alcoholic beverages were available to all of the guests, even those who, like Parks, were between ages 18 and 21.
Parks consumed alcohol at the party and left with other guests. One of these guests detained Parks at the guests home to give Parks time to sober up. Parks then drove himself from this guests home and was killed in a one-car accident. At the time of death, hehad a blood alcohol content of 0.291 percent, which exceeded the states limit for driving a motor vehicle. Linda Marcum, Parkss mother, filed a suit in a South Carolina state court against the Bowdens and other, alleging negligence.
1. Create an argument in favor of holding the social hosts, Donald and Gloria Bowden, liable in this situation.
2. Create an argument against holding the social hosts, Donald and Gloria Bowden, liable in this situation.
3. Should the guest who detained Parks at his home to give Parks time to sober up be held liable in this situation?
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