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When alcohol can make you feel good

By |2020-11-26T22:42:19+00:00November 26th, 2020|Liquor Industry Insights|

When alcohol can make you feel good

Alcohol has many effects on the body, we all know that alcohol triggers the release of endorphins which produces feelings of pleasure.

In addition to releasing endorphins and creating pleasure, alcohol can also make the soul feel good. Especially when alcohol is produced to support a […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer in Wine Searcher discussing U.S. Supreme Court wine retailer shipping case

By |2020-11-25T18:01:45+00:00November 25th, 2020|Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|

 

I am honored to contribute to a Wine Searcher article on the U.S. Supreme Court wine shipping case. A great analysis by Blake Gray.

The Supreme Court is conferencing on the wine retailer shipping case on December 11th. We should know a couple days later whether they will grant cert.

It would be great to have […]

Supreme Court denies cert in the Walmart liquor retailer case

By |2020-11-23T18:09:22+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Supreme Court denies cert in the Walmart liquor retailer case

Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order denying cert in the Walmart Stores Inc, v. TABC, case dealing with a Texas law, which bans public corporations from owning a liquor license.

Walmart challenged this law on Commerce Clause grounds taking the […]

Illinois restaurants legal challenges to Governor’s power face greater legal hurdles

By |2020-11-19T21:35:14+00:00November 19th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

Illinois restaurants legal challenges to Governor’s power face greater legal hurdles

An Illinois Appellate Court published a decision, which ruled against a restaurant’s challenge to the Governor’s shut down orders for indoor dining. By publishing this decision, the decision has precedential value and applies beyond the original case.

In Fox Fire Tavern v. […]

State and Wholesalers file briefs in U.S. Supreme Court case: Will it move the Court to hear the case?

By |2020-11-17T18:38:23+00:00November 17th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

State and Wholesalers file briefs in U.S. Supreme Court case: Will it move the Court to hear the case?

The U.S. Supreme Court received the response briefs from the wholesalers and the State of Michigan in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer case. This case pertains to the Michigan wine retailer shipping law which […]

Pritzker seeks to strengthen court order that gives him great power over restaurant shut downs

By |2020-11-11T01:52:00+00:00November 11th, 2020|Breaking News|

Pritzker seeks to strengthen court order that gives him great power over restaurant shut downs

Today, Governor Pritzker through the Illinois AG’s Office filed a Motion to Publish the decision in (Fox Fire Tavern, LLC., v. Governor Jay Robert Pritzker, 2020 IL App (2d) 200623-U).

Presently, this decision only applies to Fox […]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs submitted in Michigan wine retailer shipping case

By |2020-11-09T19:40:10+00:00November 9th, 2020|Breaking News|

The Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers and the Michigan Attorney General‘s office submitted their response briefs in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer case. The Supreme Court on September 9th demanded that both parties respond to a cert petition filing which challenged a 6th Circuit ruling upholding the constitutionality of Michigan’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law.

Stay […]

Chicago fails to answer FOIA request on restaurant shutdowns

By |2020-11-09T03:24:47+00:00November 9th, 2020|Breaking News|

Chicago fails to answer FOIA request on restaurant shutdowns

A FOIA request asking the City of Chicago for data that justify restaurant restrictions, has yet to be honored.

On September 29, a FOIA request was made to the City of Chicago requesting data pertaining to COVID cases related to the restaurant industry. The […]

Illinois Appellate Court rules against restaurant and gives the Governor unlimited executive power

By |2020-11-08T21:36:54+00:00November 8th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

Illinois Appellate Court rules against restaurant and gives the Governor unlimited executive power

An Illinois Appellate Court overturned a trial court decision which granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) precluding Governor J.B. Pritzker from implementing an executive order, which imposed a ban on indoor seating for bars and restaurants in four […]

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