SCOTUS denies cert. in Total Wine’s antitrust lawsuit over Connecticut’s post-and-hold, minimum pricing, and volume discount laws
The Supreme Court denied Connecticut Fine Wine’s request for review of the Second Circuit denial of its challenge to Connecticut’s alcoholic beverage post-and-hold, minimum pricing, and volume discount laws.
So, despite the great dissent over the 2nd Circuit’s refusal to hear the case en banc, the challenge that many commentators hoped would end a circuit split over the enforceability of some state-mandated pricing legislation will not be an issue before the court in the near future.
You can read our analysis of the initial opinion and get some background on the different provisions regarding alcohol sales that Connecticut Fine Wines was challenging here.