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From a tort case:
 
In Jensen v. Schooleys Mountain Inn…the defendant bar served alcoholic beverages to Jensen while he allegedly was visibly intoxicated.  After leaving the bar, Jensen drove eight miles, where he “parked his car and, for some unknown reason, began climbing a tree.”  The branches of the tree apparently could not support Jensen’s weight and one broke, causing Jensen to fall twenty feet to the river bank.  Jensen either fell or rolled into the river and drowned.
 
His estate tried to sue the bar for liability for negligently and wrongfully serving the decedent. Thankfully, they lost.

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