Irish Liquor Lawyer to speak on fulfillment house issues on Avalara Webinar

By |2021-05-10T00:40:10+00:00May 10th, 2021|Breaking News|

Irish Liquor Lawyer will be speaking on fulfillment house issues and cocktails-to-go on an Avalara webinar on Wednesday May 12th.

The webinar will delve into the fulfillment house issues and the controversy surrounding proposed fulfillment house legislation and whether these proposed laws are constitutional.

Further, the webinar will be discussing the trends in cocktails-to-go and how it […]

Lamberth in Wonderland: Fulfillment House Ban lifted in Tennessee, but still be concerned

By |2021-03-10T02:42:38+00:00March 10th, 2021|Breaking News, Legislation|

Lamberth in Wonderland: Fulfillment House Ban lifted in Tennessee, but still be concerned

 

State Representative William Lamberth has lifted his proposed ban on fulfillment houses, alleluia!

After hearing from many consumers and Tennessee wineries, Mr. Lamberth discovered fulfillment houses are important to the wine industry, and that many Tennessee wineries utilize fulfillment houses. […]

Missouri’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law upheld by the 8th Circuit

By |2021-02-17T00:19:05+00:00February 17th, 2021|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Missouri’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law upheld by the 8th Circuit

The Eight Circuit announced today that Missouri’s wine retailer shipping law, which allows in-state retailers to ship to Missouri residents, but denies this same privilege to out-of-state retailers is constitutional. Sarasota Wine Markets, LLC v. Schmitt, 19-1948 (8th Circuit) Sarasota […]

Tennessee legislation represents the biggest attack on DTC shipping in our lifetime

By |2021-02-11T02:14:50+00:00February 11th, 2021|Breaking News|

 

Tennessee legislation represents the biggest attack on DTC shipping in our lifetime

Tennessee legislation, HB 0742 and SB 0705, represents the biggest attack on direct-to-consumer (DTC) wine shipping in our lifetime. Unlike many state laws which are aimed at curtailing or prohibiting wine retailer shipping, these bills are aimed at winery shipping.

In 2005 […]

U.S. Supreme Court denies cert in the retailer wine shipping case

By |2021-01-11T15:37:00+00:00January 11th, 2021|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

 

U.S. Supreme Court denies cert in the retailer wine shipping case

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert in Lebamoff v. Whitmer, a case which challenged a Sixth Circuit ruling which held that Michigan’s ban on out-of-state wine retailer shipping was deemed constitutional.

Although the Sixth Circuit’s decision clearly deviates from the legal […]

Supreme Court delays and reschedules conference in retailer wine shipping case

By |2020-12-08T23:46:21+00:00December 8th, 2020|Breaking News|

The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that the conference on whether to grant cert for Lebamoff v. Whitmer, which pertains to a challenge to Michigan’s discriminatory wine shipping law, will be rescheduled

The Supreme Court provided no future date at this time.

 

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 […]

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.

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