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Dram Shop Act A Shell For Bar & Owner

Under Illinois common law, there is no cause of action for injuries arising from the sale or gift of alcoholic beverages. Charles v. Seigfried, 165 Ill. 2d 482, 486 (1995). The Illinois legislature enacted an exception to that rule in codifying the Dram Shop Act,...

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Defend, Define, or Deal with the Consequences. 

This case, like many others in Montana, both federal and state, makes clear that insurance companies who fail to defend their insured in claims involving questionable coverage, do so at considerable risk. The recent decision in Fettkether v. Progressive Nw. Ins. Co.,...

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Missouri Bans Handheld Cell Phone Use

In July 2023—the Missouri Legislature passed Senate Bill 398, ushering in a new era of road safety. This bill—which prohibits handheld cell phone use for drivers—was drafted in response to a Missouri Coalition of Road Safety report showing over 380 fatalities in...

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