In this tragic case 1 , a teenager drank beer at a party hosted by a high school friend and then was killed in a single-car accident on her way home. We represented the deceased teenager’s family. The mother of the high school host did not attend the party, but she knew that beer would be served at the party and did nothing to stop the serving of alcohol. The trial court held that the parents of the deceased teenager could not recover damages from the host’s mother because the dram shop liability rules did not allow any recovery in this case. On appeal, the Court of Appeals held that even if there was no right to recovery under Georgia’s dram shop statute, the parents of the deceased teenager had a direct lawsuit against the host’s mother for allowing alcohol to be served to a minor. This case expanded the liability of homeowners for serving alcohol, or allowing alcohol to be served to minors at their homes.