2A:22A-5. Conditions for recovery of damages
a. A person who sustains personal injury or property damage as a result of the negligent service of alcoholic beverages by a licensed alcoholic beverage server may recover damages from a licensed alcoholic beverage server only if:
(1) The server is deemed negligent pursuant to subsection b. of this section; and
(2) The injury or damage was proximately caused by the negligent service of alcoholic beverages; and
(3) The injury or damage was a foreseeable consequence of the negligent service of alcoholic beverages.
b. A licensed alcoholic beverage server shall be deemed to have been negligent only when the server served a visibly intoxicated person, or served a minor, under circumstances where the server knew, or reasonably should have known, that the person served was a minor.
L. 1987, c. 152, s. 5.
2A:22A-6. Limitations on recovery of damages
Damages may be awarded in a civil action under P.L. 1987, c. 152 (C. 2A:22A-1 et seq.) subject to the limitations set forth in this section.
a. The provisions of sections 1 and 2 of P.L. 1973, c. 146 (C. 2A:15-5.1 and C. 2A:15-5.2) shall apply in all civil actions instituted pursuant to the provisions of this act.
b. Notwithstanding the provisions of P.L. 1952, c. 335 (C. 2A:53A-1 et seq.), section 3 of P.L. 1973, c. 146 (C. 2A:15-5.3) or any other law to the contrary, in any case where a licensed alcoholic beverage server or any other party to a suit instituted pursuant to the provisions of this act is determined to be a joint tortfeasor, the licensed alcoholic beverage server or other party shall be responsible for no more than that percentage share of the damages which is equal to the percentage of negligence attributable to the server or other party.
L. 1987, c. 152, s. 6.
2A:22A-7. Monitoring of alcoholic beverage liability insurance market
The Department of Insurance shall monitor the alcoholic beverage liability insurance market in the State following the effective date of this act. The department shall gather information and statistics on the number of insurers including surplus lines insurers, issuing alcoholic beverage insurance policies, the number of policies issued, the premiums for such policies, the number of civil actions filed in accordance with the provisions of this act, the amounts of damages awarded in civil actions or the amounts of settlements, and any other information deemed necessary in order to determine the effect of this act on the alcoholic beverage liability insurance market. The department shall issue an initial report on the information obtained to the Governor and the Legislature and make appropriate recommendations within two years following the effective date of this act and a final report within three years following the effective date of this act. The Commissioner of the Department of Insurance shall promulgate any rules and regulations pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L. 1968, c. 410 (C. 52:14B-1 et seq.), necessary in order to fulfill the requirements of this section.
L. 1987, c. 152, s. 7.