Law: Expensive Pour

Beware of drunken guests

The cost of one bottle of Cutty Sark Scotch whisky went up last week, to $72,500. That, at least, is what Joseph and Catherine Zak's insurance company will have to pay for the bottle they served to Donald Gwinnell back in 1980. After leaving the Zaks' home in Long Branch, N.J., Gwinnell smashed his car head on into a car driven by Marie Kelly, who sued. Last June the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the Zaks and other hosts could be found liable if they served liquor directly to a guest and sent him out drunk onto the highways.

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