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Old 12-18-2010, 11:45 AM   #1
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Liquor laws?

Anyone know what the law is if you are serving liquor at an event that the customer buys?

If I open the wine & beer and pour it and then hand it to someone, am I responsible if they get in an accident? thanks.
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:53 PM   #2
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With the lawyers (Sorry Griff) the way they are, if your at the party your going to court!
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:05 PM   #3
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With the lawyers (Sorry Griff) the way they are, if your at the party your going to court!
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Ya, I just want to make sure I will not be responsible for anything otherwise I will not be the one opening and handing out the beer & wine.
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:10 PM   #4
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These kind of laws vary greatly from state to state. In Alaska social hosts cannot be sued, but those that charge can be sued.
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:52 PM   #5
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These kind of laws vary greatly from state to state. In Alaska social hosts cannot be sued, but those that charge can be sued.
Thanks Griff. My wife is going to ask the attorneys at work what the rules are on Mon.

What your opinion about accepting tips? Would that be considered pay?
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At the big Special Olympics IBCA cookoff which is commonly held in my balliwick...have seen industrious folks offer up free drinks and set up a big tip jar. This is usually in conjunction with a band for some reason. Now they use the same system on the fried catfish. It strictly free but they go heavy on the tip incentive to the eaters. First year they come up with about 7 K which got dumped into the kitty. Think the cooks caught the catfish themselves so expenses was low. This was for a worthy cause so folks knew where the tip money was going. Now for folks trying to make money for themselves you might want to contact a lawyer to draw you up a non profit corporation deal which is devoted to the worthy cause of your choice. One possibility is like one I seen in a magazine article called the National Charliehorse Foundation. Had a big photo of a very purty large bosomed lady who had her arm in a sling with the slogan underneath which say..Charliehorses Hurt. You pay yourself to be executive director etc. The lawyer will splains it all.

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Always consult your local law enforcement for that kind of stuff.
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What Rempe said.
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Re: Liquor laws?

I don't touch any form of alcohol at any event I am catering.... oh wait, is Consumption considered touching.... ok... I will not SERVE alcohol at any event.

If I am charging for food, I don't want to be linked in any way to alcohol serving because I don't have a liquor licence.

but yes... liquor laws vary from state to state
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:18 PM   #10
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THats kinda where i'm at Gary. I was asked if I could bring an extra server to the gig to serve the alcohol. He said he will by it all and all I would have to do is open beer and pour wine. I just want to get the facts before I go and do it, if I do it.
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