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Be aware of liability when serving alcohol at company-sponsored functions

With the holiday season in full swing, many companies are hosting events with alcoholic beverages provided. Business owners and managers should recognize that there is a legal liability associated with providing alcohol at these types of events that is not entirely unlike the risks borne by your local tavern owner or caterer. The courts have frequently held sponsors of events responsible for tragedies that have ensued when impaired individuals are involved in accidents. When an entity provides intoxicating beverages to others, it is taking on at least some of the risk of an individual’s actions who is under the influence. The provider of alcohol also bears the risk that the alcohol will end

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