Category: Alcohol

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 [..]