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Tennessee Lawmakers Repeal Underage DUI Law to Avoid $60M Penalty

Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday repealed an underage drunken driving law that threatened to cost the state $60 million in road money by running afoul of federal zero-tolerance standards. The Senate passed the measure 31-1, and the House later followed suit …

Tennessee to Address New Underage DUI Law in Special Session

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration is looking to turn back the clock on an underage drunken driving law that threatened to cost Tennessee $60 million in federal road money. The law that went into effect in July raised the penalties …

Maryland High Court Finds Liability for Adults Hosting Underage Drinking Parties

Adults who host underage drinking parties can be held civilly liable for injuries caused by a drunken guest, Maryland’s highest court ruled unanimously this week in what one lawyer calls a landmark decision. The Court of Appeals ruled in two …

Alabama Supreme Court Upholds $15M Verdict in Dram Shop Act Lawsuit

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a $15 million verdict over a wreck that killed a 13-year-old boy. Al.com reports the court didn’t issue an opinion explaining its decision when it was issued Nov. 20. The verdict was returned in …

New York Troopers Issued 11,198 Tickets Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

New York State Police issued more than 11,000 tickets over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. During the five-day campaign that started last Wednesday, regular patrols were beefed up statewide to focus on speed enforcement, impaired driving, underage drinking, and distracted driving. …

Alabama Targets Underage Drinking

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has launched an initiative to stop underage and binge drinking in the state. ABC Board members and law enforcement officials addressed students at Prattville High School this past Wednesday morning to introduce the program …

Wisconsin Court: Bar not Liable for Underage Drinker

A Wisconsin court has ruled that a bar that served alcohol to an underage drinker can’t be sued for negligence because the person provided a false ID. Jennifer Serkowski was accidentally injured by a friend after they drank at a …

Judge Allows Mississippi Liability Suit Over Underage Drinker to Proceed

A federal judge won’t dismiss a lawsuit that argues the city of West Point, Mississippi and a local nightclub are liable for injuries to an underage driver, who authorities say was driving while intoxicated after drinking at the club. The …

Top 10 Alcohol Brands of Underage Drinkers

A relatively small number of alcohol brands dominate underage youth alcohol consumption, according to a new report from researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins …

Grant Helps Louisiana City Crack Down On Underage Drinking

The Houma Police Department is using state grant money from Louisiana to crack down on underage drinking and smoking. The department was awarded a $187,220 grant through the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission’s Juvenile Underage Drinking Enforcement program. The money will …