Dram Shop CasesJuly 30, 2018

Dram Shop Cases: According to legal dictionary law, a dram shop claim is case law in 38 states which makes a business which sells alcoholic drinks or a host who serves liquor to a drinker who is obviously intoxicated or close to it, strictly liable to anyone injured by the drunken patron or guest. In an …

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 …