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.
- Decided 06/27/2002
- Published 06/27/2002
- Chief Justice PHILLIPS delivered the opinion of the Court.
- 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.