WMDT 47 News - The family of a 10-year-old girl killed by a drunk driver in 2008, wants Maryland's highest court to rule that the tavern who served the driver is partially responsible for the child's death.
The Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday, and will consider whether to institute dram shop liability, which would allow bars and restaurants to be found responsible for customers involved in drunk-driving collisions.
Market Street Inn's owner Rob Mulford weighed in. "I believe this country is founded on people being responsible for themselves. But really society now that looks good- blaming everyone else. And you kind of do all you can do, but after a while, there's only so much you can do and so much insurance you can pay, and so far you can go until you just can't do it anymore. And then everybody's out of business too," he said.
This is the first time in 40 years Maryland's highest court is hearing arguments on this issue.