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Commerce Insurance Company, Inc. v. Ultimate Livery Service, Inc.

Docket #SJC-10149
Date September 2, 2008
VideoView oral argument with Windows Media Player
JusticesMarshall, C.J., Greaney, Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, JJ.
SummaryNegligence, Serving alcoholic liquors to guest, Social host, Duty to prevent harm, Foreseeability of harm. Alcoholic liquors, Liability of host, Motor vehicle. Public policy. Insurance, Motor vehicle insurance, Construction of policy. Indemnity. Motor vehicle, Insurance. Words, "arising out of", "resulting from".
Appealed FromSuffolk Superior Court, Justice Patrick F. Brady
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Waters:  Michael B. Bogdanow
Counsel for Appellee
Commerce Insurance Co., Inc.:  John F. Hurley
Ultimate Livery Service, Inc.:  Kenneth F. Rosenberg
Amici CuriaeTaxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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