2013 New York Consolidated Laws
GOB - General Obligations
Title 1 - (11-100 - 11-107) COMPENSATION
11-101 - Compensation for injury caused by the illegal sale of intoxicating liquor.

NY Gen Oblig L § 11-101 (2012) What's This?
    § 11-101. Compensation  for  injury  caused  by  the  illegal  sale of
  intoxicating liquor. 1. Any person  who  shall  be  injured  in  person,
  property,  means  of support, or otherwise by any intoxicated person, or
  by reason of the intoxication of any person, whether  resulting  in  his
  death or not, shall have a right of action against any person who shall,
  by  unlawful  selling to or unlawfully assisting in procuring liquor for
  such  intoxicated  person,  have   caused   or   contributed   to   such
  intoxication;  and  in any such action such person shall have a right to
  recover actual and exemplary damages.
    2. In case of the death of either party, the action or right of action
  given by this section shall survive to or against his or her executor or
  administrator, and the amount so recovered by either a husband, wife  or
  child shall be his or her sole and separate property.
    3. Such action may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction.
    4. In any case where parents shall be entitled to such damages, either
  the father or mother may sue alone therefor, but recovery by one of such
  parties shall be a bar to suit brought by the other.

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