CALIFORNIA DTC SPIRITS SHIPPING: TIME FOR A REFERENDUM

By |2022-05-06T01:11:51+00:00May 6th, 2022|Liquor Case Discussion|

CALIFORNIA DTC SPIRITS SHIPPING: TIME FOR A REFERENDUM

California’s referendum system allows the chance to put a question to the voters on whether they want changes to state laws or to even recall governors. After the latest version of the spirits DTC shipping bill, maybe it is time to admit that the […]

The Great Guy LaFleur dies, I can’t celebrate this life properly

By |2022-04-27T01:24:25+00:00April 27th, 2022|Liquor Case Discussion|

The Great Guy LaFleur dies, I can’t celebrate this life properly

In my formative years of watching hockey, I had two favorite players, the great Tony Esposito and Montreal Canadiens legend, Guy LaFleur.

I am saddened by his passing and I pray for him and his family. Along with mourning his death, I want […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer to speak on R Street Panel about DTC liquor shipping

By |2022-04-14T15:57:25+00:00April 14th, 2022|Liquor Case Discussion|

I am set to speak on the R Street Institute Panel about DTC liquor shipping next Wednesday April 20th at 12:00pm Eastern.

Joining me on the panel will be Bob Esptein, Mr. Epstein is involved in the wine retailer shipping challenges and State Rep. Adam Koening of Kentucky who sponsored the historic DTC alcohol shipping […]

Shockwaves sent through the Liquor system, the Provi lawsuit and its potential impact

By |2022-04-01T16:36:22+00:00April 1st, 2022|Liquor Case Discussion|

Shockwaves sent through the Liquor system, the Provi lawsuit and its potential impact

This week shockwaves were sent through the liquor legal world when Privo filed an antitrust lawsuit against Southern Wine and Spirits (Southern) and Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC). The complaint takes aim at alleged anti-competitive behavior of Southern and […]

Will the 4th Circuit foreshadow a draw in North Carolina’s wine retailer shipping case?

By |2022-03-11T05:35:41+00:00March 11th, 2022|Liquor Case Discussion|

Will the 4th Circuit foreshadow a draw in North Carolina’s wine retailer shipping case?

In sports nobody likes a tie, overtime rules have been implemented in about every major sport to avoid a tie.

In the 4th Circuit oral arguments, the main voice on the panel, made it be known that a tie was the […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer in Wine Searcher: New York’s ludicrous decision and sexist conclusion

By |2022-03-01T15:16:40+00:00March 1st, 2022|Liquor Case Discussion|

I contributed to Blake Gray’s great piece  on New York SLA’s decision on refusal to grant a retail liquor license on absurd grounds.

Playing economic Nostradamus SLA believed the store wouldn’t make money so they denied the license. They also ridiculed the applicant because  “All the money appears to be coming from your wife, correct?”

Beyond […]

Seventh Circuit Oral Argument

By |2021-12-13T05:18:13+00:00December 13th, 2021|Liquor Case Discussion|

Seventh Circuit Oral Argument

Last Friday, oral arguments took place before the 7th Circuit, in Chicago Wine Company v. Holcomb, which challenges Indiana’s ban on out-of-state retailers delivering wine into the state or using common carriers to ship product. The delivery challenge is based on a facially discriminatory statute, which allows Indiana […]

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