Tag Archives: Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act

Forum Selection Clauses in Agreements Governed by the Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act – A Specific Example

The helicopters are hovering over Chicago today, a mob of people is moving down the street chanting, and while I’d like to think it’s in anticipation of Chicago’s Craft Beer Week, I’m pretty sure it’s got more to do with our Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act Thursday. This week’s edition examines a case that found […]

Update on Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act Amendment – Senate Bill 3399

Those of you brewing may want to check your records and ask your distributor what percentage of their volume or gross receipts you represent to find out if this will impact you. Since we last wrote about Senate Bill 3399, there’s been quite a bit of activity.  As introduced, the bill sought to lower the […]

Oral Side-Agreements or Modifications May Mean a Brewer Has Violated the Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act

It’s another Illinois Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act Thursday here at Libation.  A day when we pause to give thanks for beer and reflect on a statute that is expressly involved in how that beer gets from a brewer to the public. As a newly established brewer entering into distribution agreements or as an established […]

Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act – Case Offers Some Insight on Termination

It’s Thursday here at Libation, so you know what that means… another exciting edition of the Illinois Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act Thursdays. For those of you who are new to the Blog, the Illinois Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act is Illinois’ version of the plethora of states’ statutes that govern the relationship between brewers […]

Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act – Aftermath in Stawski v. Browery Zywiec

In last week’s Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act post we brought you the arbitration clause decision from the 7th Circuit in Stawski Distributing v. Browery Zywiec where the 7th Circuit found that an older version of Illinois’ BIFDA failed to trump federal and international law regarding the rights of parties to contract to arbitrate in […]

Previous Iterations of BIFDA’s Arbitration Provisions Didn’t Trump Federal Law

It’s an Illinois Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act Thursday and we don’t want to disappoint.  Today’s case is a 7th Circuit opinion – Stawski Dstributing Co., Inc. v. Browary Zywiec, S.A. The case involved a polish brewery – Browary Zywiec and an Illinois’ wholesaler, Stawski Distributing.  The parties had a distributing agreement that provided that […]

A Second Successor Brewer Lesson for the Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act

Yes, we’ve made it to another Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act Thursday for all the beer industry folks doing business in Illinois.  Last week we brought you the first part of the lessons from Grant Importing & Distributing Co. v. Amtec International of NY Corp.  This week it’s round two for that exciting case. Almost […]

Illinois State Senate Proposes Change to Expedited Arbitration Provisions of the Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act

Distribution TruckThere’s a proposed amendment to the Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act that seeks a nuanced change to Illinois’ liquor laws. Illinois Senate Bill 3399 is up for its second reading on March 21st.  The proposal decreases the threshold for the expedited binding arbitration venue provisions of subsection 1.5 of Section 7 of BIFDA from […]