As you all probably have heard, in Cadena Commercial v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, the Texas Supreme Court recently weighed in on the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s decision to deny a license for retail sales to a group of convenience stores that wanted to sell alcohol because through a chain of ownership, one of the […]
It used to be that brewers signed with wholesalers and gave up their self-distribution rights and didn’t get any money for them. Then some enterprising brewers realized that wholesalers sue each other and brewers for the value of those rights so the rights must have value. They started asking for payment when they signed with […]
When last we wrote about the ongoing attempts by Great Lakes Brewing and Boston Beer Company to terminate their distribution arrangements with Souther Glazer’s in Ohio, Great Lakes had just filed its appellate brief looking to overturn the order that the District Court entered forcing it to keep selling to Southern Glazer’s. The beauty of […]
As we said we would yesterday, here is the video of the oral argument that happened yesterday in Retail Digital Network, LLC, v. Director of Alcoholic Control Board, Applesmith (link is to our post from yesterday describing the case and why it is important to advertisers and brewers, vintners, and distillers.
Officially, you can view 9th Circuit oral arguments here the day after they occur. But that’s really not good enough, is it. So here is a Youtube Link to be able to watch the Courtroom Session as it occurs. The arguments are set for 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time today. In case you’ve had your head […]
Get ready to use a single interface for all your import/export filing requirements. The rule, entitled Amendments To Streamline Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wine, Beer, Malt Beverages, Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes and Facilitate Use of the International Trade Data System (linked), governs use and implementation of the International Trade Data […]
There are a few interesting cases winding their way through the courts in 2017 that will have a large impact on trade practice laws and issues related to the three-tiered system. One in particular is getting briefed for argument at the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Great Lakes and Boston Beer are involved in a […]
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 […]