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ABInBev-SABMiller Tie-Up Clears Final Hurdle

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has granted the Joint Motion for Entry of the Modified Proposed Final Judgment, finding that judgment to be “in the public interest.”

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U.S. Court Rules on Direct Shipping

A U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan decision has authorized out-of-state retailers to sell and ship wine directly to Michigan consumers, granting those retailers the same direct-to-consumer privileges extended to in-state retailers …More

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U.S. Supreme Court to Review State Residency Requirements

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a petition filed by the Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association to review conflicting lower court decisions, the most recent of which invalidated Tennessee’s two-year residency requirement for retail …More

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NC Craft Freedom Lawsuit Heads to Trial

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of North Carolina’s self-distribution and franchise provisions has been allowed to proceed to trial following a Wake County Superior Court ruling against the state’s motion to dismiss. Following the …More

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Texas Craft Brewer Challenge Denied

A federal district court in Texas issued an opinion in Deep Ellum Brewing, LLC, et al. v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, upholding Texas’ prohibition on sales of beer by brewers to consumers for off-premises consumption.

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