DC Circ. Keeps McDonald's Out Of Drunken Fight Death Suit

Law360, New York (January 29, 2018, 5:39 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Friday that the family of a man who died in a drunken brawl that started at a Washington, D.C., McDonald’s could not sue the fast food chain, but did move to revive claims against the bars that served the alleged assailant prior to the fight.

The court said that family of Patrick D. Casey hadn’t established that a McDonald’s on 19th and M Streets had a duty to provide a security guard on the premises or train its employees to call 911 when a fight broke out, and that as...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Attached Documents



Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only


Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

3360 Other Personal Injury

Date Filed

October 21, 2016

Law Firms