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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 …

Underage Drinkers Run Up $750 Million a Year in Hospital Costs

Hospitalization for underage drinking is common in the United States, and it comes with a price tag — the estimated total cost for these hospitalizations is about $755 million per year. A Mayo Clinic study also found geographic and demographic …

Washington City’s New Underage-Drinking Law Targets Parents

Starting next month, Mercer Island parents will be held responsible for underage drinking at their homes even if they are out of town and unaware it is happening. The recently passed “social host” ordinance is believed to be the first …

Judge Tosses Tennessee Cheerleaders’ Damages Lawsuit

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by three former high school cheerleaders who were kicked off the squad for underage drinking. The damage suit filed by parents of the former cheerleaders at Ooltewah High School against Hamilton County schools, …

Mississippi Toughens Parental Social Host Liquor Liability Law

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has signed into law a bill that supporters say will make it easier to prosecute parents who host drinking parties for teenagers. The “social host” bill makes adults liable for knowingly allowing underage drinking on their …