Appellate Court Holds That Mode of Operation Rule Does Not Apply To The Service Of Beer At a Nightclub

2013-09-10 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

Category: Appellate Lawyers

Peter K. O'Keefe

The Connecticut Appellate Court has refused to extend the “mode of operation rule” to the service of beer at a nightclub. The mode of operation rule holds that when a business uses a self-service operation, a plaintiff does not have to show that the business owner had prior notice of hazardous conditions stemming from that particular mode of operation. The Court holds that the service of beer is a necessary aspect of running a nightclub, and that this results in wet surfaces. “If the mode of operation rule could be satisfied by bar patrons carrying wet glasses, there would be no effective limitation on the application of the rule.” Konesky v. Post Road Entertainment, AC 34617 (July 16, 2013) Jackson O'Keefe has the knowledge and experience to help if you or a loved one has been the victim of a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk or drugged driver. In addition to assessing and pursuing the legal responsibility of third parties for the loss, we know that sometimes an underinsured or uninsured claim may be necessary against your own insurance company and have the knowledge and experience to pursue such claims for full compensation as well. The firm understands that the injuries suffered in a car accident can be financially and physically devastating. Jackson O'Keefe has the experience, knowledge and resources to help you recover full and fair compensation for all your losses. If you have suffered a personal injury because of the negligence or carelessness of another person, Jackson O'Keefe can take care of your legal concerns while you heal physically and emotionally. Contact the firm to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your personal injury claim. Jackson O'Keefe handles catastrophic injury claims involving traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury and paralysis, as well as claims for wrongful death. Jackson O'Keefe handles Connecticut personal injury and car accident cases throughout the State of Connecticut, including clients in West Hartford, Farmington, Avon, Simsbury, Old Lyme, Ellington, Tolland, North Haven, Wallingford, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Bethlehem, Moodus, East Haddam, Hadlyme, Madison, Middletown, Hartford, Southington, Plantsville, Hartford County, New Haven County, Middlesex County, New London County and Litchfield County. Contact us today for a free consultation at 860 278 4040 or by using our contact form above.

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