TITLE 3
Alcoholic Beverages

CHAPTER 3-14
Rhode Island Liquor Liability Act

SECTION 3-14-4


§ 3-14-4 Plaintiffs.

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), any person who suffers damage, as provided in § 3-14-8, may bring an action under this chapter. This chapter shall not be construed to limit any currently existing common law or statutory right.

(b) The following persons may not bring an action under this chapter against a defendant for negligently serving liquor to an individual, but may bring an action under this chapter against a defendant for recklessly serving liquor to an individual:

(1) The intoxicated tortfeasor if he or she was at least twenty-one (21) years old when served by the defendant;

(2) The estate of the intoxicated tortfeasor if he or she was at least twenty-one (21) years old when served by the defendant; and

(3) Any person asserting claims arising out of the personal injury or death of the intoxicated tortfeasor if the intoxicated tortfeasor was at least twenty-one (21) years old when served.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 537, § 2.)