The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court upheld a $2.6 million fine against beer wholesaler Craft Brewers Guild for violating anti-price discrimination statutes and commercial bribery regulations. In the same decision, the Court overturned a fine lodged …More
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in Lebamoff v. Rauner, involving a challenge to Illinois prohibitions of direct-to-consumer wine shipments by out-of-state retailers, finding that such prohibitions are discriminatory. …More
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.”
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
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
Nevada distributor Bonanza is suing MillerCoors over the latter’s attempt to redirect the sale of Bonanza’s distribution rights to a Coors distributor. Bonanza claims that MillerCoors’ contractual right to match and redirect such a sale …More
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri has handed down a decision in a case challenging advertising restrictions in Missouri’s tied house laws and regulations, finding that several of those restrictions violate …More
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
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.
The Kentucky Beer Wholesalers Association (KBWA) has sued the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) in Circuit Court over an advisory opinion issued with respect to a microbrewery’s ability to ship and deliver malt …More