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Michigan attempts to restrict DTC wine shipping will create major problems!

By |2020-09-28T00:15:00+00:00September 28th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

Michigan attempts to restrict DTC wine shipping will create major problems!

Proposed legislation in Michigan that targets out-of-state wine direct shippers would have a devastating impact on the State of Michigan.[1] If passed the proposed legislation would rob Michigan of tax revenue, severely restrict consumer choice, and would leave the […]

Congratulations to Wine Industry Leaders

By |2020-09-24T13:33:22+00:00September 24th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

I want to congratulate some of my colleagues that I worked with closely for being named as Leaders in the Wine Industry by Wine Business. Notably I want to recognize those individuals I have had the pleasure of working with, which are Gillian Garrett, John Hinman, Rebecca Stamey-White, and Tom Wark.

Only 45 individuals were […]

Ohio’s 21st Amendment Enforcement Action, is there more than meets the eye?

By |2020-09-23T01:46:49+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion, Liquor Industry Insights|

Ohio’s 21st Amendment Enforcement Action, is there more than meets the eye?

A great Wine Spectator piece covered Ohio’s lawsuit against out-of-state retailers shipping wine to Ohio consumers. Ohio filed a lawsuit under the 21st Amendment Enforcement Act, seeking an injunction to stop these out of-state retailers from shipping to Ohio consumers.

Ohio’s wine […]

Desiring to celebrate Tom Seaver’s Life, state liquor laws preclude a proper celebration

By |2020-09-11T14:19:20+00:00September 11th, 2020|Liquor Industry Insights|

 

Desiring to celebrate Tom Seaver’s Life, state liquor laws preclude a proper celebration

Tom Seaver’s passing leaves a mark of sadness to people like me that grew up watching him. His impressive pitching and the way he carried himself, made us all want to be the next Tom Seaver.

Although his greatest years were with […]

Things are getting interesting! U.S. Supreme Court request state file a response in the 6th Circuit Wine Shipping Case

By |2020-09-09T21:32:11+00:00September 9th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Today the United States Supreme Court requested a response from the State of Michigan and the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers to a cert petition filed in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer case.

In Lebamoff  the 6th Circuit held that a discriminatory Michigan wine retailer shipping law, which allowed in-state retailers to sell to Michigan consumers, while […]

Cocktails-to-go has a target on its back: Beware Hospitality Industry

By |2020-09-04T19:14:35+00:00September 4th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Cocktails-to-go has a target on its back

Cocktails-to-go is a saving grace for many bars and restaurants and has allowed them to operate without closing their doors. Also, workers previously furloughed because of the COVID-19 crisis, were brought back to work because of the extra income cocktails-to-go generated for bars and restaurants.

Although […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer pays tribute to winemaker and All-Time baseball great Tom Seaver

By |2020-09-03T01:30:00+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Breaking News|

Tom Terrific’s 300th Victory

Irish Liquor Lawyer pays tribute to baseball great and wine maker Tom Seaver. Although he is a Met great and their best, I will always remember him for winning his 300th game with the White Sox and beating the Cubs with the Miracle Mets in 1969.

Further, Mr. Seaver […]

Review of Irish Liquor Lawyer’s U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief

By |2020-09-01T13:56:44+00:00September 1st, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

Review of Irish Liquor Lawyer’s U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief

As promised, I am providing a summary review of my amicus brief and why the U.S. Supreme Court should grant cert in Lebamoff v. Whitmer.

Judge Sutton in Lebamoff v. Whitmer, a case which challenged Michigan’s discriminatory wine shipping law, got it wrong. […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer files U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in wine shipping case

By |2020-08-26T03:53:47+00:00August 26th, 2020|Breaking News|

 

Happy 3rd birthday to the mascot of Irish Liquor Lawyer. In action with Dad’s Amicus Brief in hand and a Dinosaur tattoo on his arm!

Irish Liquor Lawyer files his first ever U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer, wine shipping from the […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court bar

By |2020-08-25T21:33:15+00:00August 25th, 2020|Breaking News|

 

Today I have been officially admitted as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar. Two years ago I never would have thought my path would take me here. But you never know where life takes you! Kind of cool being part of this group!

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