Liquor Licensing



  • California Update: Liquor Liability 50-State Survey

    California’s Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act in Effect

    August 31, 2022

    California’s Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act went into effect on July 1, 2022. It specifically states that any alcohol server or manager who is employed by a licensee beginning on or after July 1, 2022, has 60 calendar days from the date of hire to obtain an alcohol server certification.

  • 2022 Liquor Liability Laws – A 50-State Survey

    August 2022

    The 2022 Liquor Liability Laws, 50-State Survey, addresses the various issues present in this class of business through a review of Dram Shop statutes, where they exist, and common law developments in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Arizona Supreme Court Rules Bars Must Take Proactive Steps to Separate Intoxicated Patrons from their Vehicles to Limit Liability

    Arizona Rules on Chain of Causation and Liability for Seller of Alcohol

    November 17, 2021

    The Arizona Supreme Court held that unless a bar takes proactive steps to separate an intoxicated individual from their vehicle and/or finds them a safe ride home, the bar can be found liable, even if the intoxicated individual safely arrived home or at a similar resting place, and then decided to leave.

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