Ounce Of Prevention No Cure For LiquorRisk
With litigation possible despiteprevention, post-incident investigations needed

In an effort to help protect their businesses from liquorliability litigation, many hospitality establishments haveimplemented loss prevention measures to reduce the likelihood ofoverserving intoxicated patrons and to keep from serving minors.Clearly, the focus of these efforts is geared towardprevention.

However, liquor liability litigation is a risk to establishmentsthat serve liquor in spite of the best prevention measures. Howclosely the responsible serving practices were adhered to can bechallenged in any given occurrence. The risk of a lawsuit existseven if an establishment did not serve a patron.

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