41 Fla. L. Weekly D1783a
A. Use of the Responsible Vendor Act as Evidence
A person who sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person of lawful drinking age shall not thereby become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such person, except that a person . . . who knowingly serves a person habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverages may become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such . . . person.
(1) There is no one other than you [the jury] to act. The alcohol beverage and tobacco bureau will not act. The Grand, a major organization that oversees 15,000 Aeries like this one, will not act. This Aerie, 4137, will not act.
(2) [E]ither this case will long be remembered or it will soon be forgotten. Your verdict is to tell us the answer to that question.
(3) If you do not award the full measure of damages in this case, for whatever reason, it’ll just keep happening and happening. And it’s up to you to think about whose fault that will be.
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