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What are Dram Shop laws?
Dram shop laws refer to the body of laws that govern the liability of businesses that serve alcohol to customers.
The laws limit the liability of commercial establishments like taverns, eateries, inns, and other entities that sell alcohol to specific situations. Generally speaking, the laws are in place to deter businesses from overserving alcohol to patrons, or serving alcohol to minors.