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Party Time

Here's how to play it safe at holiday gatherings.

This story appears in the November 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and along with the fun, the parties and the gifts comes increased exposure to personal liability.

High-dollar lawsuits resulting from holiday festivities tend to make the headlines and may put a damper on your celebrations-but they shouldn't, says Alan S. Kopit, partner at Hahn Loeser & Parks in Cleveland. "These cases get a lot of notoriety when they're filed," he says, "but there aren't that many of them, and we don't [always] know how they are resolved."

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