Ohio Panel: Dram Shop Act Governs Action Against Liquor Permit Holder

(April 20, 2016, 2:02 PM EDT) -- DAYTON, Ohio — A trial court erred in allowing the question of common-law negligence against a liquor permit holder to go to a jury in a drunken driving personal injury case because Ohio’s Dram Shop Act provides the only cause of action against a liquor permit holder for injuries sustained as a result of the negligent conduct of a person who becomes intoxicated by alcohol furnished by the permit holder, an Ohio appellate panel ruled April 8 (Nichole Johnson v. Mary E. Montgomery, et. al., Nos....
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