Supreme Court Update: State of Missouri files reply brief

By |2021-09-10T21:02:28+00:00September 10th, 2021|Breaking News|

The State of Missouri filed a reply brief in the Sarasota Wine v. Schmitt case which is on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Missouri originally waived their right to respond to a cert petition challenging their discriminatory wine shipping law.

However, the U.S. Supreme Court demanded a response. A conference date is set for September 27th on […]

Illinois Governor signs bill making radical changes to Illinois law

By |2021-08-23T17:50:47+00:00August 23rd, 2021|Breaking News|

Governor JB Pritzker on Friday signed HB230 which makes radical changes to Illinois law.

The law would allow IL brew pubs to self distribute and would provide guidelines on discounting programs wholesalers could offer.

Please reach to me at sean.o@irishliquorlawyer.com with any questions.

Supreme Court request response from the State in wine retailer shipping case

By |2021-08-12T02:13:20+00:00August 12th, 2021|Breaking News|

The U.S. Supreme Court today demanded that the state respond to a cert petition filed, which challenges the 8th Circuit’s decision upholding Missouri’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law.

The Supreme Court has set the case for conference for September 10, 2021. Although the odds are always against the Court granting cert, the Court’s demand means that […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer writes U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief

By |2021-07-14T23:13:21+00:00July 14th, 2021|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Irish Liquor Lawyer writes an amicus brief in support of the National Association of Wine Retailer’s position that the Supreme Court should grant cert in Sarasota Wine Market v. Schmitt, an Eighth Circuit decision which upheld a lower court decision affirming Missouri’s discriminatory wine shipping law as Constitutional.

The Eighth Circuit held that because Missouri’s law […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer to talk cocktails to go on TV

By |2021-05-26T17:28:54+00:00May 26th, 2021|Breaking News|

I am scheduled to be at Channel 5 news at 4:30 and 6:00 discussing cocktails-to-go and how we need to extend the law to allow cocktails-to-go in Illinois.

Tune in and more importantly contact your legislators and tell them to support cocktails-to-go. If the extension is not signed into law by June 2nd. Bars and restaurants […]

Chicago to allow regular liquor license hours and increased capacity limits

By |2021-05-14T01:32:36+00:00May 14th, 2021|Breaking News|

The City of Chicago announced that starting tomorrow restaurants and bars can operate at 75% occupancy. Six feet social distancing must be maintained.

Licensees in Chicago can operate within their regular liquor license hours.

Table/party sizes can be increased 10 per table.

Seating at bar/counters is limited to 6 per party indoors and outdoors

Standing areas may be opened […]

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. […]

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