I. No defendant may be held civilly liable for damages resulting from the refusal to serve alcoholic beverages to any person who:
(a) Fails to show proof of age as required by RSA 179:8; or

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 507-F:7

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies corporate and politic as well as to individuals. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:9

(b) Appears to a reasonable person to be a minor; or
(c) Is refused service of alcoholic beverages by defendant in a good faith effort to prevent that person’s intoxication.
II. No defendant may be held civilly liable for retaining documents presented as proof of age, provided such retention is for a reasonable length of time in a good faith effort to determine whether the person is of legal age or to notify law enforcement authorities of a suspected violation of law.
III. No defendant may be held civilly liable for using reasonable force to detain a person who is attempting to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated for a reasonable period of time, necessary to summon law enforcement officers.
IV. This section does not limit a defendant’s right to assert any other defense to a civil liability claim otherwise provided by law.