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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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