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All Things In Moderation:
The Serving of Alcohol By Bars In The City Of Boston

The Lawsuit Discovery Conumdrum
What happens when the parties to a lawsuit refuse to follow the rules?

Jurors: What Are They Thinking and What AreThey Doing?
Jurors, and Social Media: When jurors base their verdict on information outside the facts offered as evidence at trial.

Who’s In Charge?
Alcohol Liabilty At Concert and Stadium Events

What’s Going On In A Trial?
How does it begin? What are the steps that lead to the selection of a jury? Who participates? What are the criteria for arriving at a decision?

“Reply To All”: Use At Your Own Risk
Did you ever hit “reply to all” when you meant to hit only “reply.”?

How Do You Define The Word Merge?
When two roadways angle toward each other in the same direction the drivers are urged by traffic signs to “merge”. What is meant by this instruction?

Alcohol Server Liability

Litigation Involving Alcohol Server Liability

Litigation Involving Alcohol Server Liability

Simple logic says that it is easier for a person or establishment that is serving alcohol to be responsible for how it is dispensed than it is for someone who is drinking alcohol to be responsible for controlling his or her intake. However, the law has long recognized that being under the influence of alcohol does not absolve a person of responsibility for his or her own actions. The law also clearly addresses the responsibility of bars, restaurants, hosts, and other servers of alcohol for dispensing it.

Liquor liability and alcohol server liability cases are complex, involving numerous third parties and sources of compensation. Parties held liable can include individual servers, bars, restaurants, business owners, private clubs, homeowners, event sponsors, and others.

Attorney Arthur F. Licata has extensive experience with litigation involving alcohol server liability. Arthur was the plaintiff's lawyer in a landmark case, Tobin v. Norwood Country Club, Inc involving this issue. Arthur received an Outstanding Citizen Award from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and he has also served on the Massachusetts chapter's board.

Mr. Licata has more than 30 years of experience with complex tort litigation. As the firm's sole attorney, he manages every aspect of preparing and presenting his clients' cases.

Arthur F. Licata, P.C. welcomes your inquiries and provides free initial consultations in personal injury concerns. All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis; you pay no attorneys' fees unless Mr. Licata is able to obtain compensation on your behalf. The firm also routinely takes case referrals from other attorneys in the Boston area and throughout the New England states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and New York. He also accepts referrals from attorneys across the nation.

If you believe you need an attorney, use the form on the right to Contact Arthur F. Licata, P.C. now!

The Boston, Massachusetts Personal Injury Law firm of Arthur F. Licata, P.C. handles Alcohol Server Liability for clients throughout Massachusetts including Suffolk County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Middlesex County, Worcester County, and Essex County, and cities such as Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, Brockton, New Bedford, Fall River, Lynn, and Quincy. Mr. Licata is also admitted to practice in the state of New York. He routinely takes cases by referral from other attorneys located throughout the New England region and the United States.

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