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How Much is Too Much? Should Bars Be Responsible For Irresponsible Drinkers?

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Heather McClain
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WESA

Two weeks agoHofbrauhaus in the South Side agreed to pay $15.6 million in a settlement after one of their patrons consumed copious amounts of alcohol and proceeded to kill a seven year old girl while driving drunk down Carson Street. When a bar patron has too much to drink resulting in an accident who is ultimately at fault? And when it comes to serving drinks, how do you know when a patron has had too much. How do you handle the situation?

Guests: University of Pittsburgh Law School Professor David Harris on the legal issues raised by the Hofbrauhaus case

Lori Rizzo, director of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s responsible alcohol management program (RAMP), which offers training to bar owners and employees to prevent on premises problems.

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