The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently filed a precedential decision holding an insurer is permitted to file an action for contribution against a licensee that allegedly serves a visibly intoxicated customer who causes injuries to a third-party. In holding Pennsylvania’s Dram Shop law is designed to protect society from the negligent service of alcohol, the Third Circuit rejected a licensee’s claim that the Dram Shop law precludes an insurer from seeking contribution on behalf of its insured. See the link following for a detailed summary of Encompass v. Stone Mansion: