CALIFORNIA STORES FIGHT ALCOHOL LIABILITY RULE

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Retailers operating in California are facing off against the municipal government here over a controversial ordinance that would make grocers and other licensed alcoholic beverage sellers liable for crimes committed in the vicinity of their stores.In a confrontation that has been escalating since October, California retailers challenged the city ordinance, filing a suit against

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Retailers operating in California are facing off against the municipal government here over a controversial ordinance that would make grocers and other licensed alcoholic beverage sellers liable for crimes committed in the vicinity of their stores.

In a confrontation that has been escalating since October, California retailers challenged the city ordinance, filing a suit against the city and finally winning a temporary injunction from the Alameda County Superior Cou

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