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MA Bill Favors Contracts over Franchise

Senate Bill 136 holds that, regardless of whether or not the parties have entered into a written agreement, relationships between a malt beverage supplier and a wholesaler shall be governed by the parties’ agreement, the …More

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Beer Transfer Bill Intro’ed in Maine

Senate Bill 194 seeks to permit a manufacturer with multiple licensed locations to transport the manufacturer’s own product between those locations, as is allowed under federal law.

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Self-Distribution Clarified in IL

Senate Bill 1588 provides that a self-distribution exemption granted to a class 1 brewer shall not permit the self-distribution of beer manufactured on the licensed premises bearing the name of another manufacturer of beer not …More

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TTB Highlights Category Management in Annual Report

The Tax and Trade Bureau’s 2016 Annual Report includes a section titled Promoting Fair Competition in the U.S. Marketplace (page 18), recapping the agency’s activities investigating the legality of common promotional activities associated with category …More

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