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Insurance Law From A to Z Series – Liquor Liability

Summary Mississippi Insurance Law CoverIt’s time for the next installment of Holcomb Dunbar law series “Insurance Law from A to Z.”  This was put together by our litigation group who practice in the insurance law arena.  Of course, if you have questions about these or any other topics please do not hesitate to contact us.

This week’s installment – Liquor Liability

Mississippi has a statute which provides immunity from liability of those who lawfully sell or supply intoxicating beverages by permit.  However, this liability limitation does not extend to the holder of an alcoholic beverage permit, his agent, or employee who sells to a visibly intoxicated person.  Miss. Code Ann. § 67-3-73.

Social hosts are also immune from liability for serving or furnishing alcoholic beverages to persons who may lawfully consume such beverages.  Further a social host is not liable for those that consume alcohol on his premises and in his absence.   These immunities do not apply if alcohol consumption is forced by the host or he falsely represents that the beverage contains no alcohol.  Miss. Code Ann. § 67-3-73.

 

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