A term you may possibly encounter is Dram Shop. Simplify put Dram shop laws establish the liability of establishments
arising out of the sale of alcohol to visibly intoxicated persons or minors who subsequently cause death or injury to third
After an alcohol-related accident, many states allow an injured person to seek damages not just from the individual who
caused the accident, but also from the business that provided the alcohol. These laws are called “dram shop laws.”
While it may not be covered in the alcohol laws, there have been several civil cases in the last few years where the suits
argued negligence on behalf of servers who continued to serve an intoxicated patron.
Regardless, very important to understand this is not true when it comes to minors. If you sell or furnish alcohol to a
minor, you may be held liable for any damages caused by the minor.
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