Does Ohio’s Dram Shop Act extends to workers at a liquor establishment — and not just patrons? 

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Mark Gokavi Staff Writer Dayton Daily News

Whether Ohio’s Dram Shop Act extends to workers at a liquor establishment — and not just patrons — was one key element of oral arguments presented Thursday morning to the Ohio Supreme Court in the case of a Dayton stripper who drove drunk and severely injured a passenger in another car.

The justices heard oral arguments from Douglas R. Cole, who represented injured driver Nichole Johnson, and from Steven E. Bacon, who represented Michael Ferraro and Thirty-Eight Thirty, Inc., the parent company of The Living Room strip club.

Mary Montgomery was a stripper at The Living Room who had consumed alcohol purchased by customers and drove away in the early morning hours of July 4, 2010.
That’s when Montgomery swerved across three lanes of traffic on Interstate 70, smashed into the back of the car driven by Johnson’s fiance, pinning the vehicle against a retaining wall.

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