Court Mulls Whether Drivers Without Insurance Can Bring Dram Shop Suits

N.J. Law Journal reports:

The state Supreme Court is considering whether 1997 motor vehicle insurance law amendments, baring drunken drivers injured in accidents from suing for damages, also preclude them from filing claims against establishments that served them liquor. In Voss v. Tranquilino, A-110-09, two lower courts have said the amendments do not bar lawsuits filed under the Dram Shop Act, which was enacted 10 years earlier in another effort to stem drunken driving. A trial court said the claims against the server could proceed because the amendments did not act as a repealer of the New Jersey Licensed Alcoholic Beverage Fair Liability Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:22A-1 to -7.

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About Lawrence "Larry" Berezin

I retired from the private practice of law after a 35-year legal career and fight parking tickets for people like you and me. I love sharing valuable information and beating NYC parking tickets for the driving community

One Response to “Court Mulls Whether Drivers Without Insurance Can Bring Dram Shop Suits”

  1. The 1997 motor vehicle insurance law should be amended in my opinion, and bar drunken drivers injured in accidents from suing for damages.

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