State Supreme Court upholds precedent protecting bars, restaurants from alcohol liability


The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a 34-year-old legal precedent that insulates bars and restaurants from being sued by someone injured in a drunk-driving crash.

The court on Friday let stand a 1985 state Supreme Court decision preventing a person injured by someone who is drunk from suing those who furnished the alcohol.

The court was not persuaded that the 1985 decision — albeit flawed — was wrong when it found that common law did not provide recourse against an establishment for providing alcohol to . . .


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