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Ohio Sampling Bill Signed by Governor

Signed into law by the Governor, H.B. 444 allows certain liquor permit holders to provide, in any 24-hour period, up to four free tasting samples of beer, wine, and spirituous liquor to a person who …More

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Non-Profit Donations Bill Introduced in SC

Senate Bill 114 seeks to allow manufacturers or producers of beer, ale, porter, wine, or alcoholic liquors to donate their products and furnish equipment and representatives to dispense and promote their beverages to qualified nonprofit …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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Michigan Looks to Expand Growler Privileges

Passing the Senate, S.B. 973 would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to expand the kinds of businesses that are legally allowed to fill beer growlers. Specifically, it would allow a person holding both a …More

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MI Bill Addresses Internet Sales to Consumers

Following Senate passage, a House committee has approved a substitute bill for Senate Bill 1088 which addresses issues relating to retailers to use third party services via internet or mobile application to facilitate the sale …More

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