Chevy Chase, MD asked in Contracts for Maryland

Q: Can a restaurant be held liable for hosting an event by an company that fraudulently scammed people out of money?

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A: It depends upon the particular facts and circumstances. Key information will be whether the restaurant sponsored and promoted the event, or whether the sponsors of the event simply reserved a room or tables at the restaurant as a place to hold the event.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Restaurants aren't generally liable for the nature of business conducted by their patrons. Good luck

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