Lawsuits Mounting Against Liquor Servers

Insurers, agents must watch out for special treatmentafforded regulars

As societys attitudes toward alcohol consumption and drivingevolved in the 1980s, state laws became more stringent againstthose who chose to drive under the influence. With 40 percent ofall traffic fatalities involving alcohol, establishments thatcontinue to serve liquor to intoxicated patrons are being viewed asnegligent contributors to the drunk-driving problem.

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