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Litigation Alert: What Can Bars and Restaurants Do to Protect Themselves from Dram Shop Liability when “Obviously Intoxicated” No Longer Seems to Be the Standard?

Under the Texas Dram Shop Act (the “Act”), bars and restaurants can be held liable if they provide, sell, or serve alcohol to a person who is obviously intoxicated to the extent that he presents a clear danger to himself and others, and that person then causes injuries to a third party. The Act provides an avenue for parties who are injured by a drunk driver to recover damages from establishments if the establishments have served a patron who is obviously intoxicated.

Read the full litigation alert here.