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The Lowdown: Spirits, Stouts, Craft Brews and More

“The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.” – Aristotle Though attributed to Aristotle, he didn’t really say that, exactly. More likely, he said something very complicated, but the idea behind his wisdom is this: On your …

New Iowa Laws Include Expanded ‘Move Over’ Rule, Limits on Alcohol Liability

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed more than 170 bills during and after the legislative session and most of those laws took effect on July 1, the start of Iowa’s new budget year. Among the new laws in effect that may affect …

Oregon Woman Paralyzed in Wreck Files $30M Suit Against Bars

An Oregon woman paralyzed from the waist down after an intoxicated friend’s vehicle crashed into a house has filed a lawsuit against six businesses that she says served alcohol to the driver before the accident occurred. The Register Guard reports …

Utah Ax-Throwing Venue Approved to Serve Beer?

Despite safety concerns, a recreational ax-throwing venue in Salt Lake City, Utah has been approved for a license to serve beer. The state liquor commission approved Social Axe Throwing’s request for a recreational beer license. The business asserted that it’s …

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 …

South Carolina Bar Sued For Overserving Motorcyclist Who Crashed, Killed Passenger

A bar in Columbia, S.C., has been accused of serving so much alcohol to one of its underage patrons that he became extremely intoxicated and crashed his motorcycle, killing a 19-year-old woman who was riding with him. The State of …

South Carolina Bar Ordered to Pay $3.85M for Serving Drunk Driver

A Richland, South Carolina jury has ruled that a local bar owes $3.85 million in a negligence verdict issued in connection with the bar’s role in serving liquor to a drunken man who later was in a wreck that killed …

ACE Commercial Expands Small Business Specialty Offerings Online

ACE Commercial Risk Services (ACE CRS) announced several new products that expand its suite of specialty commercial products for small businesses. The products are available through ACE Solutions Fast Track, an online small business underwriting and quoting platform. The new …

Outlook Revised to Stable for Illinois Casualty Co.

A.M. Best has revised the outlook to stable from negative for the financial strength rating (FSR) and issuer credit rating (ICR) of Illinois Casualty Co. (Illinois Casualty) in Rock Island, Ill., while affirming the FSR of B++ (Good) and the …

Court Rules Mississippi Casino Not Liable for Death of Drunk Patron

A federal appeals court has declined to allow the family of Bryan Lee Glenn to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit that alleges a Biloxi, Mississippi, casino kept serving drinks to the man while he was drunk. Glenn, 30, collapsed in …