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  ILCC Industry Education Division

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2012 Dram Shop Liability Limits

Amount of minimum coverage allowed for 2012 increased to $202,875.85

The Illinois Liquor Control Act of 1934 [235 ILCS 5/6-21(a)] requires the Illinois Comptroller to determine each year the liability limits for causes of action brought under the Act in accordance with the consumer price index-u (CPI-U) during the preceding 12-month calendar year.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor, the CPI-U increased 2.96% during the preceding calendar year. Based upon the previous determinations, the 2012 Dram Shop Liability Limits have been adjusted as follows:

  • For causes of action involving persons injured or killed on or after January 20, 2012, the judgment or recovery under the Liquor Control Act of 1934 for injury to the person shall not exceed $62,961.47 for each person incurring damages;
  • For causes of action involving persons incurring property damage on or after January 20, 2012, the judgment or recovery under the Liquor Control Act of 1934 for property of any person shall not exceed $62,961.47 for each person incurring damages; and
  • For causes of action under the Liquor Control Act of 1934 for either loss of means of support or loss of society resulting from the death or injury of any person on or after January 20, 2012, the judgment or recovery shall not exceed $76,952.91.

For liability limits dating back to 2005, please click on Dram Shop Liability Limits on the the Illinois Comptroller's Office website. If you have additional questions regarding Dram Shop Insurance, please call the Illinois Liquor Control Commission at 312-814-2206.


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