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Ninth Circuit Court Affirms Constitutionality of California Tied House Law

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rendered a decision affirming a previous District Court ruling in the Retail Digital Network (RDN) case that found a specific section of California tied house law prohibiting third-party businesses from providing advertising paid …Read More

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 Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and Noda …Read More

Yuengling Files Opposition to ABI-SABMiller Final Judgment

Pennsylvania brewer D.G. Yuengling & Son has entered a motion to file an amicus curiae in U.S. District Court objecting to the final judgment proposed by the Department of Justice in the merger of Anheuser-Busch InBEV (ABI) and SABMiller, claiming …Read More

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 time on the application of …Read More

Challenge to Missouri’s Alcohol Advertising Regulations Upheld

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a suit brought by the Missouri Broadcasters Association (MBA) claiming that a Missouri statute and two regulations restricting alcohol advertising are unconstitutional under the First …Read More

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 state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission …Read More

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 filling equipment and crowlers, as …Read More

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 the agency exceeded its authority …Read More

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 a service will now undergo …Read More

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 a year from holding a …Read More

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Pete Johnson

State & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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