Irish Liquor Lawyer in Wine Searcher

By |2021-02-18T14:43:05+00:00February 18th, 2021|Liquor Case Discussion|

Irish Liquor Lawyer in Wine Searcher

It is a great honor to contribute to Wine Searcher’s article about the recent 8th Circuit decision which upheld Missouri’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law. I am very disappointed with the result and the judge’s reasoning on the interplay between the Commerce Clause […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. Supreme Court distributes Lebamoff for conference

By |2021-01-04T17:00:17+00:00January 4th, 2021|Liquor Case Discussion|

The U.S. Supreme Court distributes Lebamoff  for conference for January 8, 2021. We should know next week whether the Supreme Court will agree to grant cert in Lebamoff, which challenges the 6th Circuit’s ruling that Michigan’s wine retailer shipping law was deemed constitutional.

Originally, the case was set for conference on December 11, 2020, but was rescheduled […]

Is the wine retailer shipping case red hot in Supreme Court circles!

By |2020-12-11T03:40:59+00:00December 11th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

Is the wine retailer shipping case red hot in Supreme Court circles!

Now that the Supreme Court passed Lebamoff v. Whitmer, which pertains to a challenge to Michigan’s discriminatory wine shipping law, down the road to another conference, what are the ramifications?

Is this an intentional act or is the Supreme Court’s […]

The Supreme Court may prefer Wine to Walmart

By |2020-12-06T03:10:01+00:00December 6th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion, Liquor Industry Insights|

The Supreme Court may prefer Wine to Walmart

Many liquor experts try to read the tea leaves and determine how the U.S. Supreme Court denying cert in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. TABC[1] will impact the Court’s action pertaining to the Lebamoff case.

Wal-Mart involves a Commerce Clause challenge to a […]

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 […]

Illinois restaurants legal challenges to Governor’s power face greater legal hurdles

By |2020-11-19T21:35:14+00:00November 19th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

Illinois restaurants legal challenges to Governor’s power face greater legal hurdles

An Illinois Appellate Court published a decision, which ruled against a restaurant’s challenge to the Governor’s shut down orders for indoor dining. By publishing this decision, the decision has precedential value and applies beyond the original case.

In Fox Fire Tavern v. […]

State and Wholesalers file briefs in U.S. Supreme Court case: Will it move the Court to hear the case?

By |2020-11-17T18:38:23+00:00November 17th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

State and Wholesalers file briefs in U.S. Supreme Court case: Will it move the Court to hear the case?

The U.S. Supreme Court received the response briefs from the wholesalers and the State of Michigan in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer case. This case pertains to the Michigan wine retailer shipping law which […]

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