Underage Drinking & the Law

What parents need to know now about the new Social Host Laws

Ex-Selectman Elworthy found not guilty

Mark Elworthy was found not guilty by a six member jury in Massachusetts’ Fitchburg District Court today. Elworthy, formerly a Clinton town selectman and currently a member of the finance … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Teens’ take cues on alcohol use from movies?

Is it true? The more teens are exposed to drinking in the movies, the more likely teens are to binge drink, according to a multinational study to be published in … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Out-of-town dad first parent charged in Mercer Island WA

The first person to be cited under Mercer Island’s new Social Host ordinance is a dad who was out-of-town and out of the loop at the time of the party. … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Serra’s attorney debates law’s constitutionality

Putting aside Constitutional issues and whether former school board member Serra knew kids were drinking at her home, there are troubling moral issues raised by her choice to leave the … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Charleston attorney locked up

From the “If I only had a brain” files: Claiming that he knew nothing about the underage drinking in his backyard, police found Attorney Mark McKnight awake in his bed. … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

MA Supreme Court rules no liability for minor hosts

After battling six lawsuits over more than four-and-a-half years after throwing a BYOB party, a family is free from litigation by their guests. In a ruling with potential for far-reaching … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

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