You might not believe it unless you look like this: But Indiana’s current bar against beer wholesalers selling liquor or liquor wholesalers selling beer was just held constitutional because the state claims its “rational basis” was the increase of pricing to stem alcohol consumption. In Monarch Beverage Co., Inc. v. David Cook et al., Monarch […]
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 […]
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 […]
In a recent and interesting challenge to the three-tiered system’s prohibition on “tied-houses” a winery owner looking to maintain an interest in some Iowa convenience stores made an interesting argument: since the convenience stores only sold beer and not wine, the mutual ownership didn’t violate the Iowa prohibition on tied-houses. Iowa, like most states has […]
Illinois could soon find itself again at the center of the ongoing national debate over the three-tiered system. And that debate will involve the same two parties as last time. I’m sure you all recall the 2010-2011 Anheuser Busch case in Illinois where a Federal District Court found that a previous iteration of Illinois’ Liquor […]
Sometimes you can’t make this stuff up. Here’s an opinion from the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Ohio in the case of Esber Beverage Company v. The Wine Group. The opinion upholds a district court’s ruling that under the Ohio Alcoholic Beverage Franchise Act finding that a wine manufacturers justification of wanting to have […]