In Shea v. Matassa, (Del. Supr., Feb. 1, 2007), read opinion here , the Delaware Supreme Court refused to create dram shop liability by common law. That is, they determined that it was the province of the legislature to create liability for retail sellers of alcoholic beverages  who serve inebriated patrons who then cause harm due to their intoxication. The court reached the same conclusion regarding similar issues surrounding social hosts’ liability for serving alcohol. The court discusses the many public policy issues involved and the arguments on both sides–which are beyond the scope of this blog. However, to the extent it may be considered business litigation as it impacts on the liability of some businesses, it was appropriate to mention it on this blog.