2017 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title LII - ACTIONS, PROCESS, AND SERVICE OF PROCESS
Chapter 507-F - ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSEE LIABILITY
Section 507-F:7 - Privileges.

Universal Citation: NH Rev Stat § 507-F:7 (2017)
    507-F:7 Privileges. –
    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
       (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.

Source. 1986, 227:11. 1990, 255:19, eff. July 1, 1990.

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