We can’t wait to see everyone at the Chicago Beer Festival tomorrow. In addition to the great beers listed, we’ve been informed that a tremendous amount of Chicago breweries will be there who weren’t even on the website. It’ll be great to see all of you.
It’s an Illinois Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act Thursday and we don’t want to disappoint. Today’s case is a 7th Circuit opinion – Stawski Dstributing Co., Inc. v. Browary Zywiec, S.A. The case involved a polish brewery – Browary Zywiec and an Illinois’ wholesaler, Stawski Distributing. The parties had a distributing agreement that provided that […]
Sometimes you can’t make this stuff up. Here’s an opinion from the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Ohio in the case of Esber Beverage Company v. The Wine Group. The opinion upholds a district court’s ruling that under the Ohio Alcoholic Beverage Franchise Act finding that a wine manufacturers justification of wanting to have […]
There’s a great piece in the recent edition of the New Brewer by Jack Curtin on the ins and outs of contract brewing and alternating proprietorship brewing. These agreements can be complex for good reason. There are a host of possibilities and predicaments that the contract needs to address should the parties come to a […]
We should probably call this the legacy of Granholm, but the industry will need to see if it lasts. Our fellow blogger and IP law guru, David Ter Molen – who runs a great blog over at The Food Identity Blog forwarded us this recent piece from Food Manufacturing about consumer trends in wine. This […]
There’s an excellent piece of legal scholarship floating around the alcoholic beverage law boards recently from Amy Murphy at the University of Michigan’s School of Law. Amy’s case note “Discarding the North Dakota Dictum: An Argument for Strict Scrutiny of the Three-tier Distribution System” was recently published in the University of Michigan Law Review. The […]
It’s an Illinois Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act Thursday here at Libation and when we reached into the BIFDA barrel, we came out with another interesting successor brewer decision. But this one’s from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in 1993. In Shestokas Distributing, Inc. v. Hornell Brewing Company, Inc., Shestokas sued Hornell under the […]
There are some interesting lessons in a recently decided wine producer/distributor dispute. The plaintiff, Delegat’s Wine Estate Limited an New Zealand wine producer, sued American Wine Distributors, Inc., – a California based wine distributor for payment “for Delegat’s wine sold to customers in the United States in or around fourth quarter 2007”. The amount the […]