This Note will first trace the development of social host liability in North Carolina and in other jurisdictions. Second, the Note will list the positions on social host liability adopted by other jurisdictions. Finally, this Note will analyze the Hart decision by explaining the disagreement between the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court on the rationale to be employed, and by noting how the stage is now set for further expansion of social host liability.
Donna L. Shumate, The Recognition of Social Host Liability in North Carolina - Hart v. Ivey, 15 Campbell L. Rev. 207 (1993).