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Alaska Parents File Wrongful Death Suit over Daughter’s Death

The parents of a woman who died Jan. 1, 2017, are suing an Alaska nightclub, the Fairbanks Police Department and the Alaska Department of Corrections for sharing blame in the death of their daughter. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Michaela …

Oklahoma Supreme Court Overturns Ruling in Liquor Tax Lawsuit

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has overturned a lower court ruling that hundreds of restaurants in the state overcharged customers for mixed drinks. Lawsuits filed in 2011 by Tom Erbar and John Truel alleged restaurants overcharged by adding a 13.5 percent …

$3.9M Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Oregon Tavern for Overserving

An Oregon man has filed a $3.9 million wrongful death lawsuit against a Eugene tavern and one of its customers. Julio Ortiz Ahumada of Springfield says the Keg Tavern served alcohol to a “visibly intoxicated” Isabel McDaniel on Dec. 11, …

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 …

States Weakening Commercial Host Liability Laws to Protect Retailers

A new report says that in recent years many states have enacted legislation to protect retailers from commercial host liability by increasing the evidentiary requirements, limiting the amount of liability awards and/or protecting certain retailers from liability. The report is …

Cincinnati, Ohio Looks to Capitalize on Alcohol Tourism

Kentucky has its bourbon distilleries, St. Louis its Budweiser factory, Napa and Sonoma their wineries, and cities from San Diego to Philadelphia have turned into meccas for beer lovers looking for local craft brews. Now business owners and history buffs …

Understanding Premises and Dram Shop Liability Triggers

Claims involving allegations of alcohol intoxication require careful analysis when determining what policy or policies may apply. Two common theories centered on alcohol-related allegations that come into play include premises liability and dram shop liability, according to John P. Cunningham …

I.I.I. Advises Thanksgiving Party Hosts on Limiting Liquor Liability

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of holiday season and for many that means party time. But hosts who serve alcohol should take steps to limit their liquor liability and make sure they have the proper insurance, according to the Insurance Information …