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Dram Law To Be Considered

December 26th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. That means offices, restaurants, and homes will be throwing holiday parties that serve lots of merriment. Of course, all that merriment leads to a rise in the number of drunken driving accidents and arrests. It’s obviously bad news for the driver, but it could be even worse news for the person who poured the alcoholic beverages or the establishment where the driver was served- if Maryland joins the majority of the rest of America and approves a dram law. Most states have dram shop liability laws, making the host responsible for any damage, injury or even death caused. It also provides legal recourse for the victims of a drunken driving crash- and Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals is expected to consider it next year according to Delegate Kevin Kelly…

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