Settlement Against Bar for Overserving Visibly Intoxicated Patron
Pennsylvania law (the Pennsylvania Liquor Code also known as the Pennsylvania Dram Shop Law) provides that it shall be unlawful for any establishment holding a liquor license to serve alcoholic beverages or permit any liquor to be sold or served to any person visibly intoxicated, or to any minor.
In this case, we obtained the bars surveillance video and used the bars own surveillance video to track the number of drinks served to the bar’s customer during the course of the evening as well as establish that the bar continued to serve its customer alcohol after the bar’s customer was exhibiting signs of visible intoxication.
Following extensive litigation the parties agreed to attempt mediation in the case which led to the settlement of the liquor liability claims against the bar.
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