An Ohio appeals court has overturned a previous trial court decision, upholding a successor manufacturer’s termination of a distributor and underscoring several important provisions in the state’s franchise law. The court found that The Brew Kettle Production Works was in its rights under both statutory and definitional terms when it terminated Premium Beverage Supply.
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.See Pete Johnson's Articles