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The Dram Shop Act: An Update

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Dram Shop liability arises out of a vendors duty to the public not to sell liquor to visibly intoxicated people, so while legislation seeks to shift some responsibility to alcohol providers, violations are often difficult to prove. New Yorks Dram Shop Act affords individuals who are injured as a result of anothers intoxication a cause of action against the party that unlawfully sold, provided, or assisted in providing, the alcohol to the intoxicant. The legislation targets vendors, usually a bar or restaurant, that sell alcohol to visibly intoxicated adults, and social hosts who knowingly allow minors to drink.

Available in States

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Alcohol and Beverage Laws
  • Consumer Protection Laws
  • Federal Courts
  • Other States - Consult Your State Bar
  • Personal Injury
  • State Specific - NY


  • Areas of Professional Practice : 1 Credit