A call for analyzing the 3-tiered system? NJ Court says alcohol regulations need to be revisited in light of changing conditions

There’s an quote from Justice Holmes’ The Path of the Law that goes “[i]t is revolting to have no better reason for a rule of law than that so it was laid down in the time of Henry IV. It is still more revolting if the grounds upon which it was laid down have vanished […]

Court holds interstate carrier is not responsible for 3rd party’s shipping fraud – reaffirming importance of instructions on your bill of lading like “protect wine from freezing”

  The Carmack Amendment (49 U.S.C. § 14706) governing interstate shipping and the Federal Bill of Lading Act (49 U.S.C. § 80101) are two federal statutes that have a great impact on the interstate shipment of wine, beer, and spirits.  Cases clarifying the language and interpretation of the statutes or giving guidance for proper procedures […]

DuClaw(s) out at Left Hand Brewery in craft beer trademark dispute over Sawtooth and Black Jack beer names

Left Hand Brewing may have just made the list of the U.S. top 50 craft brewers but DuClaw Brewing Company isn’t writing to congratulate them.  In this lawsuit filed last Monday, DuClaw, which makes a Belgian white it calls Sawtooth and stout called Black Jack Stout wants a Maryland Federal Court to keep Left Hand […]