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NCSLA Panel on the impact of Tennessee Wine case on the liquor industry

By |2020-04-13T21:10:48+00:00September 10th, 2019|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

Great speaking at the NCSLA on the panel, “The Rise of the Retail Tier and the Impact of Tennessee Wine & Spirits
Retailers Association vs. Thomas.”

Jo Moak did a great job moderating, will provide a detail review later


Federal Judge rules in favor of California ABC on Commerce Clause Challenge

By |2020-04-13T20:42:30+00:00August 19th, 2019|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

A California Federal District Court dismissed a Commerce Clause challenge against a California law which required an importer to have a physical location in California in order to sell to California retailers.

Additionally, the Court rejected the Plaintiff’s Privilege and Immunities challenge to the California law.

Nevertheless, the Court granted the plaintiff’s leave to amend their complaint […]

Mayhem in Mississippi: Irish Liquor Lawyer writes amicus brief in Wine Express v. Hood

By |2020-04-13T21:11:03+00:00July 14th, 2019|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

Irish Liquor Lawyer files amicus brief in the Mississippi wine shipping case. I am truly honored that Wine Freedom asked me to draft an amicus brief on their behalf in the Hood v. Wine Express Inc. case.

This is an important case that could shape the future of how alcohol is sold and enhance direct to […]

TTB puts out a release on the Voluntary Disclosure Program for Wholesalers

By |2020-04-13T20:45:24+00:00July 9th, 2019|Breaking News|


Source: TTB

July 7, 2019

Through December 31, 2019, TTB is offering a temporary voluntary disclosure program (see Industry Circular 2019 – 2) […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer contributes to Forbes on the Tennessee Wine Supreme Court case

By |2019-07-05T23:05:43+00:00July 5th, 2019|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Irish Liquor Lawyer Interviews, Liquor Case Discussion, Liquor Industry Insights|

I am immensely proud to contribute to a great publication like Forbes!

Sean O’Leary, The Irish Liquor Lawyer, Reacts To The Court’s Support Of Wine Retailers

O'Leary is a supporter of the recent Supreme Court ruling. Credit: OVC Photography.

Irish Liquor Lawyer predicted the Tennessee Wine case correctly

By |2019-06-26T11:54:09+00:00June 26th, 2019|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

In a previous post I predicted that Justice Samuel Alito would write the opinion in Tennessee Wine and that it would be written broadly.

Justice Alito wrote the opinion and settled the Granholm debate. I figured how the opinions were going that Alito would write it. Based on his questioning in oral argument I knew that he […]

Wow: Alito exapnds Granholm in Tennessee Wine Decision settling the long debate in the liquor world

By |2020-04-13T20:44:34+00:00June 26th, 2019|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

Writing for the majority Justice Sam Alito made a statement that is going to resonate in the liquor industry for years to come. He held that reading Granholm as only extending to producers has no sound basis and Granholm stands for the proposition that the Commerce Clause prohibits state discrimination against all out-of-state economic interest.

As the debate over […]