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Court Dismisses Challenge To TTB's Rejection Of Health Claims On Vodka
In August, the US District Court for the District of Columbia issued its final decision in Bellion Spirits, LLC v. United States, Civ. No. 17-2538 (JEB).
United States
9 Sep 2019
Implications Of The Supreme Court's Tennessee Retailers Decision
As virtually everyone in the US alcohol beverage industry knows, last week the US Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Assn
United States
16 Jul 2019
Mississippi Supreme Court Ruling Reinstates Claims Against Anheuser-Busch, Mitchell Distributing
On May 23, the Mississippi Supreme Court published its opinion in the case of Rex Distributing Company v. Anheuser-Busch, LLC, et al.
United States
19 Jun 2019
Arbitration Clause In Beer Distribution Agreement Enforced By The Virginia ABC
On May 7, 2019, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (VABC) published a decision confirming the enforceability of arbitration clauses in distribution agreements ...
United States
4 Jun 2019
District Court Decision Rejects Commerce Clause Challenge To Missouri's Retailer Wine Shipping Laws
On Friday, March 29, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri handed down its decision in Sarasota Wine Market v. Parson, No. 4:17CV2792.
United States
12 Apr 2019
Second Circuit Rejects Total Wine Challenge Of Connecticut Pricing Laws
Last week, in Connecticut Fine Wine and Spirits LLC v. Seagull, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a lower court's motion to dismiss a lawsuit from Total Wine & More challenging
United States
13 Mar 2019
A New Supreme Court Case May Impact The Future Of Spirits Direct Shipping
In late September 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari.
United States
14 Dec 2018
7th Circuit Issues Lebamoff Opinion
As you likely have read in the trade press already, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in Lebamoff v. Rauner.
United States
5 Dec 2018
What's New In US Constitutional Law Developments
During the International Wine Association's 2018 Conference, Marc Sorini presented on the latest law developments ...
United States
11 Oct 2018
Recent Retailer Direct Shipping Opinion Illustrates Stakes In Upcoming Supreme Court Review
Byrd v. Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association, Commerce Clause, consumers, decision, direct, discriminates, in-state retailers, interstate commerce, Michigan statute, out-of-state retailers
United States
4 Oct 2018
California Court Of Appeal Holds That "Safe Harbor" Defense Precludes Suit Based On Presence Of Inorganic Arsenic In Wines
In a win for the wine industry, the Court of Appeal upheld the dismissal of the case.
United States
4 Jun 2018
Mississippi Court Dismisses Multiple Claims In Distributor Termination Case
On December 15, 2017, a Mississippi trial court issued a series of orders dismissing a substantial number of the claims brought ...
United States
2 Jan 2018
Ruling In The Asahi Beer Class Action
Last month the US District Court for the Central District of California issued an order in the Shalikar v. Asahi Beer U.S.A., Inc. false advertising class action case.
United States
14 Nov 2017
Texas Court Of Appeals Hands Down Instructive Administrative Law Opinion
A recent Texas Court of Appeals decision, EATX Coffee, LLC v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, provides an important reminder of how principles of administrative law may check the current trend...
United States
6 Jan 2017
US Supreme Court Asked To Clarify The Interaction Between The 21st Amendment And The Commerce Clause
The Texas Package Stores Association has asked the US Supreme Court to hear a case that could clarify the interaction between the 21st Amendment and the non-discrimination between states...
United States
20 Oct 2016
Summary Judgment Granted In Tito's "Handmade" Vodka Case
On September 27, 2016, the Northern District of Florida issued a decision in Pye v. Fifth Generation, Inc., one of many false advertising class actions brought against the makers of Tito's "Handmade" Vodka.
United States
18 Oct 2016
Sixth Circuit Tri County Decision Provides Much-Needed Clarity On "Successor" Provision In Ohio Franchise Law
While the Tri County decision does not formally bind Ohio state courts on questions of Ohio law, it binds lower federal courts and provides strong persuasive authority to the state courts on the following points...
United States
13 Jul 2016
Guidance Provided On Interplay Of "Dormant" Commerce Clause And The 21st Amendment
On April 21, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit handed down its opinion in Cooper v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, No. 14-51343.
United States
6 May 2016
Red Stripe Prevails In Alcohol Beverage Labeling Class Action
The plaintiffs brought their case under several California statues and also alleged negligent and intentional misrepresentation.
United States
19 Apr 2016
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