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PENNSYLVANIA STATUTES TITLE 47. LIQUOR CHAPTER 1. LIQUOR CODE ARTICLE IV. LICENSES AND REGULATIONS; LIQUOR, ALCOHOL AND MALT AND BREWED BEVERAGES (D) UNLAWFUL ACTS; PENALTIES 47 P.S. § 4-497 (2011)
§ 4-497. Liability of licensees No licensee shall be liable to third persons on account of damages inflicted upon them off of the licensed premises by customers of the licensee unless the customer who inflicts the damages was sold, furnished or given liquor or malt or brewed beverages by the said licensee or his agent, servant or employee when the said customer was visibly intoxicated. Case Law in Pennsylvania defines visibly intoxicated as showing outward signs of being under the influence. These visible signs can include: stumbling, staggering, slurred speech, loud or boisterous behavior, bloodshot eyes, odor of alcohol.
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