Can a bar in Pennsylvania be held liable for serving too much alcohol?


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A: Yes, under Pennsylvania law, or what is known as “dram shop law,” bars and restaurants can be subject to liability for violating Pennsylvania alcohol service laws. In general, serving someone who is visibly intoxicated or serving a minor are the two instances when a bar or restaurant may be held liable. So, when a bartender or server commits negligence in this manner, the employer bar or restaurant may be liable.

Read about the common kinds of cases in which a Pennsylvania bar or restaurant may be held liable for negligently serving alcohol.

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Published: August 8, 2012