Does a liquor license provide immunity for bars or liquor stores?

Yeah, they do, in large part. Their liquor license doesn’t provide them immunity. The law that we call our Dram Shop Law limits the situations in which bars, restaurants, etc., can be sued for selling alcohol. It’s only when they knowingly do something wrong, if they knowingly serve an alcoholic, or they knowingly serve a kid, then they can be held accountable. Those are really the only two ways, and so it’s a statute that gives them immunity, at least limited immunity, not their liquor license.

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