§ 3-14-1 Short title
§ 3-14-2 Purposes
§ 3-14-3 Definitions
§ 3-14-4 Plaintiffs
§ 3-14-5 Defendants
§ 3-14-6 Liability for negligent service of liquor
§ 3-14-7 Liability for reckless service of liquor
§ 3-14-8 Damages
§ 3-14-9 Common law claims and defenses
§ 3-14-10 Settlement — Release — Contributions — Indemnity
§ 3-14-11 Statute of limitations
§ 3-14-12 Evidence of responsible serving practices
§ 3-14-13 Privileges

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 3-14 - Rhode Island Liquor Liability Act

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Beverage: means any liquid that either by itself or by mixture with any other liquid or liquids, is, or may become, fit for human consumption as a drink and that contains five-tenths of one per cent (. See Rhode Island General Laws 3-1-1
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • 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.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Intoxicated individual: means an individual who is in a state of intoxication as defined by this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 3-14-3
  • Intoxicating beverage: means a beverage that contains more than three and two-tenths percent (3. See Rhode Island General Laws 3-1-1
  • Intoxication: means a substantial impairment of a person's mental or physical faculties as a result of drug or alcoholic beverage use so as to diminish that person's ability to think and act in a manner in which an ordinary prudent and cautious person, in full possession of his or her faculties and using reasonable care, would act under like circumstances. See Rhode Island General Laws 3-14-3
  • Licensee: means the person to whom a license of any kind is issued by the local licensing authority and any person who is required to be licensed to serve or to permit the consumption of liquor. See Rhode Island General Laws 3-14-3
  • Liquor: means any intoxicating beverage which contains more than three and two tenths percent (3. See Rhode Island General Laws 3-14-3
  • Minor: means any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years. See Rhode Island General Laws 3-14-3
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Person: means any individual, governmental body, corporation, or other legal entity. See Rhode Island General Laws 3-14-3
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Service of liquor: means any sale, gift, or other furnishing of liquor. See Rhode Island General Laws 3-14-3
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9
  • town council: include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8
  • Visibly intoxicated: means a state of intoxication accompanied by a perceptible act or series of acts presenting an apparent sign or signs of intoxication. See Rhode Island General Laws 3-14-3