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Lawsuits Mounting Against Liquor Servers

Insurers, agents must watch out for special treatment afforded regulars

As societys attitudes toward alcohol consumption and driving evolved in the 1980s, state laws became more stringent against those who chose to drive under the influence. With 40 percent of all traffic fatalities involving alcohol, establishments that continue to serve liquor to intoxicated patrons are being viewed as negligent contributors to the drunk-driving problem.

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