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It’s Time to Reform DC Liquor Liability Laws

Some of the most expensive liquor liability insurance in the country is in the District of Columbia. In some cases, insurance for a neighborhood bar or restaurant costs 100 times more here than in Maryland or Virginia.
Why should District small businesses pay tens of thousands of dollars more for the same insurance as a business just a few miles away? That’s money taken from our local economy and paid to out-of-state insurance companies.
The exorbitant costs make it hard for businesses of all sizes, but it disproportionately affects small, independently owned neighborhood bars and restaurants, and in particular those owned by entrepreneurs of color.
Thankfully legislation to reform liquor liability law has been introduced in DC Council.
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