What does dram shop action mean?

Dram shop, term that we hear all the time means different things in different states. It comes from old language, really back in Europe in the old days bars were called dram shops. Dram shop laws regulate, at least in some ways, the way bars and restaurants other places that serve liquor have to do business. Means different things in different states. In Florida what it means is, there’s only 2 ways that somebody who sells liquor can be help responsible for anything. Number one they knowingly serve to a kid or number two they knowingly serve an alcohol and they over serve that alcoholic. That’s really it in Florida.

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