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Dram Shop Laws in Decline

“Dram shop statutes” are laws that hold alcohol-serving establishments liable for injuries caused by drunk drivers who were served alcohol when they were obviously intoxicated. In other words, a bar or restaurant can be sued if they served a visibly intoxicated customer and that intoxicated person causes damage or injuries while driving drunk. Continue reading

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Budweiser, King of ER Visits

It goes without saying that alcohol is, at least in part, the cause of many emergency room visits. In fact, public health experts estimate that about one third of injury related ER visits, including those resulting from DUI accidents, involve some kind of alcohol consumption. So what is the drink of choice for those unfortunate visitors of the ER? Continue reading

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