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Distribution and Franchise Laws Challenged in NC

A lawsuit has been filed in North Carolina challenging the constitutionality of two state laws that are, according to the filing, “artificially suppressing…economic growth…” In the preamble of the filing, Craft Freedom, LLC, The …More

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Texas Supreme Court Addresses Tied House Issue

The Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling in Cadena Comercial USA Corp. d/b/a OXXO v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, finding in favor of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) and weighing in for the first …More

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More Legal Challenges for Craft Brewers Guild

Importer Shelton Brothers has filed suit in Massachusetts against distributor Craft Brewers Guild (CBG) seeking to recover the value of lost sales due to pay-to-play activities over which CBG has been fined by both the …More

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Texas Crowler Ruling Favors Retailers

An administrative judge has ruled that Cuvee Coffee Bar didn’t violate Texas alcohol code in 2015 when it filled crowlers on its business premises. At the time, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission confiscated the …More

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Federal Overtime Rule Dealt a Setback

A U.S. District judge in Texas has ruled that the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule, which would raise the salary threshold of those entitled to overtime pay, will not become effective because …More

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California Tied House Challenge Back Under Review

The previously decided Retail Digital Network (RDN) case, involving the ability of a third-party business to provide advertising paid for by suppliers or distributors to retailers, in which the court upheld a prohibition on such …More

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Court OK’s ABI Ownership of Idaho Brewpub

An Idaho District Court has ruled against a challenge by distributors that ABI’s ownership of 10 Barrel’s Boise brewpub was contravened by a state law that prohibited a brewer producing in excess of 30,000 barrels …More

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