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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!

Are states playing Nero while distilleries bleed?

By |2020-08-21T01:27:27+00:00August 21st, 2020|Liquor Industry Insights|


Are states playing Nero while distilleries bleed?

Why spirits shipping is not dangerous

As winery shipping is readily available to most consumers across the United States. One must ask why isn’t spirits shipping in this same category?

Some trying to stop spirits shipping make the case about the dangers of the devil’s rum […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer Exclusive: Ohio sued for discriminatory wine shipping law

By |2020-07-21T20:47:54+00:00July 21st, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|


Today a lawsuit was filed against Ohio, Ohio Wine Shipping Lawsuit, based on its wine retailer shipping law, which allows in-state retailers to ship to Ohio consumers, but denies this privilege to out-of-state retailers.

This suit is based on Ohio’s law violating the Commerce Clause’s Non-Discrimination principle.

It was only recently the State of Ohio announced […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer in Wine Spectator

By |2020-07-21T12:06:46+00:00July 21st, 2020|Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|


I am honored to be a contributor to a Wine Spectator article about Ohio’s recent enforcement action, where Ohio filed for a federal injunction under the Twenty-first Amendment Enforcement Act against numerous online businesses.

As states will become more aggressive towards wine shipping, we should expect the states to up their game. Direct to […]

U.S. Supreme Court cert petition filed in wine retailer shipping case

By |2020-07-17T21:46:34+00:00July 17th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

Today, a Cert petition was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting they hear an appeal on the 6th Circuit’s decision in Lebamoff v. Snyder. The 6th Circuit upheld Michigan’s out-of-state wine retailer shipping ban by reversing a District Court’s decision, which held that Michigan’s law violated the Commerce Clause’s nondiscrimination principle.

Ohio Attorney General Utilizes 21st Amendment Enforcement Act against & Wine Country Gift Baskets

By |2020-07-09T04:15:03+00:00July 9th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|


21st Amendment Enforcement Act is alive and well

In what may be a first in recent memory, the Ohio AG Dave Yost is utilizing the Twenty-first Amendment Enforcement Act to file a preliminary injunction in federal court to stop certain retailers from shipping wine and spirits into the state.

The specific retailers named in […]

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