Dram-Shop LiabilityOctober 9, 2014

Can a bar/restaurant be sued for damages resulting from over-serving a customer?  Yes. The New Jersey Supreme Court first recognized a lawsuit based upon the negligent sale of alcoholic beverages in Rappaport v. Nichols. In that case, four different taverns served alcohol to an intoxicated minor. After leaving the last tavern, the minor drove a …