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Insurer Loses $500K in Beer Pong Challenge by Badly Misplaying Liquor Liability Claim

September 1, 2022


An insurer that mishandled a liquor liability claim resulting from a fight after a beer pong tournament has discovered the tab is considerably bigger than it first thought.

Hospitality Mutual Insurance Co. will have to pay $500,000 plus legal costs because it failed to conduct a fair claims investigation and make a reasonable settlement offer to the patron who suffered a skull fracture in a post-beer prong brawl in the bar’s parking lot.

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