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Party’s Over: When the Wrongful Conduct Rule Bars Recovery for the Drunk and Disorderly

Amusement and Leisure / April 12, 2019

In O’Laughlin v Thirteen01 Restaurant Group, LLC, unpublished opinion per curiam of the Court of Appeals, issued March 28, 2019 (Docket No. 341033), the Michigan Court of Appeals examined the wrongful-conduct rule, and offered insight as to its applicability in circumstances where a plaintiff’s drunk and disorderly conduct contributes to his or her injury.

Although unpublished, this decision nonetheless offers guidance to litigants about the circumstances under which the wrongful-conduct rule may be available to defend an action.

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