From the November 1977 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Tavern Owner Penalized

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PORTLAND, OREG. --The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that the owner of a tavern can be held liable for the actions of patrons who are permitted to become intoxicated.

The case involved a woman named Betty Jean Pierce, who caused an automobile accident while under the influence of alcohol. The family of two persons who were killed in the crash sued the owner of Mary Joe's Inn, where Mrs. Pierce had...

-- New York Times