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When Might a Bar Be Liable for Over-serving Alcohol?
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When Might a Bar Be Liable for Over-serving Alcohol?

Bars and advertisements for alcoholic products often encourage people to “drink responsibly,” but in some cases, the establishments or bartenders serving these drinks may be at least partially liable for a patron’s alcohol-related injury or death. Under certain circumstances, bars can—and should—be held responsible for over-serving patrons.

 

Many states have “dram shop” laws (named after an 18th century term for pubs or taverns), and Florida is no exception. Under Florida’s dram shop statute, anyone who knowingly sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages may be liable for the injury or damage caused by or affecting a patron who is: a.) under the age of 21, or b.) “habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcohol beverages.”

 

While it’s relatively easy to determine if someone is under the age of 21, “habitually addicted” to alcohol is more subjective.…

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