Allowable Returns Addressed in Michigan

Passing the legislature, Senate Bill 357 amends the Michigan Liquor Control Code to allow a manufacturer that sold direct to a retailer or a wholesaler to refund to a retailer the amount the retailer paid for beer or wine, as applicable, or allow such a manufacturer or a wholesaler to replace that beer or wine for any of the following reasons: the beer or wine was outdated; the beer or wine was defective; there was an error in the beer or wine delivered; the beer or wine could no longer be lawfully sold; the retailer’s business terminated; the formula, proof, label, or container of the beer or wine was changed; the beer or wine was discontinued; the retailer was open only a portion of the year and the beer or wine was likely to spoil during the off-season. If the beer were within 30 days of its out-of-date code, a manufacturer that sold direct to a retailer or a wholesaler could refund to a retailer the amount it paid for the beer. A manufacturer that sold direct to a retailer or a wholesaler could issue a refund or replacement under these provisions only for beer or wine that the manufacturer or wholesaler sold to the retailer.

Links

  1. Senate Bill 357