The Assosiated Press reported that the Georgia Supreme Court found that a convenience store can be held liable for a fatal auto accident that was caused by a driver after he bought a 12 pack of beer.
Billy Grundell purchased the beer from Exprezit! Stores 98-Georgia while noticeably intoxicated and later struck a van with his vehicle, killing himself and five other people. The families of the five injured sued the store, but the trial court and the Georgia Court of Appeals awarded summary judgment to the convenience store because the beer was not sold for consumption on the premises.
The Georgia Supreme Court overturned that ruling in a 6-1 vote.