Georgia Court Holds Store Liable for Fatal Crash After Beer Sale

 Thursday, July 7, 2011

 Insurance Journal

The Georgia Supreme Court has found a convenience store can be held liable for a fatal highway accident that took place after a driver purchased a 12-pack of beer. Overturning a lower court, the state’s top court ruled 6-1 on July 5 that Exprezit! Stores 98-Georgia can be held liable for selling beer to a man who was noticeably intoxicated when he made the purchase. About four hours later, Billy Joe Grundell’s vehicle was in a collision with a van in which he and five other people were killed.
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