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What the new Illinois “of value” regulations say about tap takeovers and donations to charitable causes. (Illinois’s new “of value” standards Part 3.)

You can read and download the full text of the of new Illinois “of value” regulations here. In our first part of this series...

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Why craft brewer’s 1st Amendment lawsuit over the lack of COLAs during the shutdown is necessary and you should thank them; and how it might have been avoided.

In this article by the Washington Times on the matter (and in the complaint and motion) the owner confirmed that this is about their...

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Updated: Oral Argument Transcript. It’s Byrd Day – 100 years to the day after the ratification of the 18th Amendment. Check back for oral argument transcripts this afternoon.

Exactly 100 years after the ratification of the 18th Amendment and one day before the 99th anniversary of the enactment of prohibition, the United...

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Winery cannot avoid contractual forum selection provision in dispute with distributor – a good clause lets you choose where a suit or arbitration will take place

A little background on this dispute. Westside Winery, Inc., contracted with Pasternak Wine Imports LLC (“Pasternak”), making Pasternak the sole distributor and marketing agent...

Sans Culottes - Alcohol beverage labels that were subject of First Amendment Challenge
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Are portions of the Federal Regulations and the Federal Alcohol Administration Act governing alcohol labeling and advertising FUCT?

The Supreme Court just granted cert in the Patent and Trademark Office’s appeal of In re Brunetti, 877 F.3d 1330 (Fed. Circ. 2017). It’s...

Photo from SAV-MOR Liquors Facebook Page of their sign - Medford Sav-Mor Liquors is at 2153 Mystic Valley Parkway.
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ACLU files brief against Missouri’s unconstitutional alcohol advertising laws – here are the briefs in the important Missouri Broadcasters First Amendment alcohol advertising 8th Circuit appeal

The state filed the final reply brief yesterday (links to all the briefs below). For those of you looking for a quick refresher (on...

Illinois's new of value standards regarding social media and alcohol advertising for craft beer, wine, craft spirits and alcohol distribution
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What the new Illinois “of value” regulations say about using social media. (Illinois’s new “of value” standards Part 2.)

Today we continue our updates regarding the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s new regulations governing and addressing of value standards for the beer, wine, and...

Illinois liquor control commission adopts new of value regulations for the alcohol industry
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Are you ready for Illinois’s new of value regulations for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of beer, wine, and spirits?

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission has adopted new regulations governing and addressing of value standards for the beer, wine, and spirits industry. The new...

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Are you ready for new alcoholic beverage labeling and advertising regs that make room for wine in a box and the need to comply with FDA regulations? (New TTB advertising and labeling rules Part 3)

The next few installments of our ongoing series reviewing the new proposed rules in the TTB’s Notice 176 – the Modernization of the Labeling...