When is a dramshop held liable in Iowa?
To understand the answer to this question, we must first define "dramshop." A dramshop could be a restaurant, sports bar, or other business or social host that gives or sells alcoholic drinks to an already intoxicated person.
The liability occurs when that intoxicated person leaves the establishment, drives drunk, and gets into a car accident in Iowa. The restaurant or person responsible could be held liable for serving too much alcohol to an intoxicated person.
Some states like Nevada do not have this law and will not hold the establishment liable; however, others like Illinois have even stricter liability rules regarding dramshop cases.
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