Guardians of Jacquelyn Faircloth sued Main Street Entertainment, the owner of Potbelly’s bar for damages Faircloth suffered when she was hit by an intoxicated driver who had consumed alcohol at the bar. Faircloth’s guardians also sued the entities that owned and operated Cantina 101 for serving alcohol to Faircloth, which caused her intoxication and contributed to the resulting injuries. The trial court awarded Faircloth $28.6 million. Potbelly’s appealed. The First District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court ruling, holding that the trial court erred in refusing to permit defenses available under the comparative fault and alcohol defense statutes. The First DCA certified a question of great public importance, and Faircloth asks this Court for review.
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