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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 […]

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 […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer on WGN Karen Conti show

By |2020-06-22T20:08:49+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

I had the privilege of discussing cocktails-to-go on the Karen Conti show. It was a wide ranging discussion covering the specifics of the Illinois and City of Chicago cocktails-to-go law and also we delved it other topics such as the future of the  liquor industry.


Cocktails-To-Go signed, sealed and delivered into law in Illinois

By |2020-06-02T19:56:05+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|


Cocktails-To-Go signed into law in Illinois

Governor Pritzker signed cocktails-to-go into law in Illinois. Which would allow bars and restaurants in Illinois to sell cocktails-to-go. Craft brewers are not allowed to sell cocktails-to-go in Illinois.

Chicago says they will delay implementation of cocktails-to-go at least until the City Council meets on June 17th. Naperville which has […]

Illinois Passes Cocktails-To-Go, the Sudden Success of a Great Grass Roots Movement

By |2020-05-28T15:29:08+00:00May 28th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|


Illinois Passes Cocktails-To-Go, the Sudden Success of a Great Grass Roots Movement

The Illinois legislature resoundingly passed cocktails-to-go last Saturday. The legislation’s passage represented a great victory for the struggling Illinois hospitality community. And on Tuesday Governor Pritzker said he will sign it when the clerk presents him the bill.

With any legislation passing, especially one […]

Petition for En Banc Rehearing Denied in Lebamoff 6th Circuit Wine Shipping Case

By |2020-05-26T14:11:17+00:00May 26th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|


The Sixth Circuit denied to petition for an en banc rehearing in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer case. This case challenged Michigan’s wine shipping law which allowed in-state retailers to ship to Michigan customers but denied this same privilege to out-of-state customers.

Denial of petition for rehearing

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