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Absolute Intoxication Statute Victory Recorded By HKPC

Krause v. Wadle, Oakland County, Michigan.  In this social host case, the plaintiff, a minor and former model, suffered serious internal injuries which required numerous surgeries and left extensive scarring.  The plaintiff sought to hold the individuals liable for supplying alcohol to her on a claim that their actions produced her intoxication and subsequent automobile accident.  Her demand was $250,000.  We filed a motion for summary disposition on the basis that the claim was barred under the absolute intoxication statute.  After briefing, the plaintiff agreed to relief requested, and an order granting the motion was entered.