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D. HOUSTON, INC. v. LOVE, 00-1192

The Texas Dram Shop Act does not abrogate a commercial seller's common law duties as an employer to its employees and independent contractors; if an employer requires its independent contractor to consume alcohol while working, it must take reasonable care to prevent her from driving when she leaves work.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/27/2002
  • Published 06/27/2002


  • Chief Justice PHILLIPS delivered the opinion of the Court.


  • Supreme Court of Texas


  • For Appellant:
  • Diane M. Guariglia,Beirne Maynard & Parsons, Beth McCahill Taylor, Taylor & Taylor, Joseph Todd Trombley, Michael W. Blaise, Lorance & Thompson, Houston, for Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • David E. Chapin, Houston, for Respondent.
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