Liquor liability is one of the biggest exposures for a liquor licensee. The Michigan Dram Shop Act is the exclusive remedy for someone who brings a claim against a liquor licensee stemming from the selling, giving, or furnishing of alcohol. In order to be liable under the act, a claimant would have to prove damages as a result of a liquor licensee either serving alcohol to a “visibly intoxicated person” and/or minor (someone under the age of 21). A person is “visibly intoxicated” when their intoxication is apparent to an average observer. Signs of visible intoxication include slurred speech, staggering, stumbling, and loud and/or obnoxious behavior.