Category: Brewery

Illinois brewer Illinois beer distributor Illinois beer industry fair dealing act

What does the Illinois Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act say about a distributor assigning my distribution agreement (“selling my brand rights”) to another wholesaler and what recourse does a craft brewer have in that situation?

We’ve written quite a bit over the years about Illinois’ beer franchise statute –...

Bars, restaurants, and wineries, breweries, and distilleries with tap rooms should look to hospitality wins like this recent cruise industry defeat of COVID-19 “fear” and “proximity” cases for lessons and guidance on what to expect in upcoming coronavirus cases.

Yes, expect it. Even with many states passing or considering COVID-19 protections for businesses...

Illinois bars restaurants dispensaries breweries, wineries, distributors distilleries liability for COVID-19 related injury to employees under new Illinois workers' compensation law amendments

New Illinois workers’ compensation law means almost every “essential business” now faces liability to its employees. Some possible protection for emplacing COVID-19 cleaning, safety and health restrictions – Illinois’s breweries, wineries, distilleries, bars, distributors, dispensaries, and restaurants included.

The Illinois legislature has passed a bill that codifies the previously invalidated workers’ compensation...