6th Circuit reverses and remands decision upholding Ohio’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law

By |2023-07-15T00:55:02+00:00July 14th, 2023|Liquor Case Discussion|

The Sixth Circuit reversed (Block v. Canepa) a decision from an Ohio Federal District Court upholding Ohio’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law. The Sixth Circuit held that the case needs to be remanded back to the district court for further proceedings and that the District Court failed to consider the evidence provided by the […]

Letting major manufacturers DTC ship can combat liquor corruption

By |2023-06-19T19:31:15+00:00June 19th, 2023|Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Not a surprise but there is corruption in the liquor field. We have seen it at government agencies in Oregon and Virginia and the Treasury Report on Competition recognized that despite active enforcement that there are exclusionary behaviors that include “discriminatory conduct by distributors.”[1]

The corruption in Virginia and Oregon pertained to how rare […]

WSWA’s solution that just doesn’t square

By |2023-06-11T02:02:31+00:00June 11th, 2023|Liquor Case Discussion|

WSWA’s solution that just doesn’t square

In its 2023 Membership Handbook, WSWA advocates against direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping. It labels DTC shipping the biggest threat to the industry.

With WSWA worried that DTC shipping is such a big threat, it proudly lists its efforts crusading against DTC Shipping. One item on its list of Anti-DTC Advocacy […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer and Colleague John Hinman meet Czech Ambassador to U.S

By |2023-03-15T01:37:19+00:00March 15th, 2023|Liquor Case Discussion|

Great friend and colleague John Hinman, His Excellency Czech Ambassador to the US, Miloslav Stasek, and Irish Liquor Lawyer

It was a distinct honor to meet the Czech Ambassador to the U.S. Miloslav Stasek. His excellency greeted us with graciousness and kindness.

My friend and colleague, John Hinman […]

VinoShipper report finds that minors are not utilizing the internet to access alcohol

By |2023-02-23T22:36:29+00:00February 23rd, 2023|Liquor Case Discussion|

VinoShipper report finds that minors are not utilizing the internet to access alcohol

 

A recent study by VinoShipper found that minors are not utilizing the internet to access alcohol. VinoShipper analyzed attempted purchases on its website and discovered over a three-year period (2020-2022) that of the 633,985 attempted purchases, only 943 attempted purchases […]

Aren’t the markets better equipped than the courts to handle this?

By |2023-01-30T22:31:46+00:00January 30th, 2023|Liquor Case Discussion|

The Doors – L.A. Woman* (Orginal) – YouTube

Aren’t the markets better equipped than the courts to handle this?

Recently, a New York based attorney filed a class action lawsuit against Sazerac Company for what it alleges is fraudulent and deceptive advertising centered around Sazerac’s Fireball Cinnamon Brand.

Sazerac makes a popular Fireball Cinnamon […]

Tied-House and the Concrete Evidence Standard

By |2023-01-13T17:25:01+00:00January 13th, 2023|Liquor Case Discussion|

The Police – So Lonely – YouTube

A California State Appellate Court case provides a great roadmap for how state courts could adjudicate tied-house issues in the future. In Dep’t of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board,(Real Party in Interest, Bogle Vineyards), a California appeals court held that mere speculation that […]

What to believe on DTC shipping?

By |2023-01-05T01:45:42+00:00January 5th, 2023|Liquor Case Discussion|

New York Groove – YouTube

Life is confusing and with the information overload we experience, it gets even more confusing. When it comes to the liquor world, we are not immune to outside forces! Nothing demonstrates this more than the debate over direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping. The debate over DTC spirits shipping is alive and well […]

With both sides acknowledging a circuit split, will the Supreme Court grant cert?

By |2022-12-23T18:25:22+00:00December 23rd, 2022|Liquor Case Discussion|

The Cure – Friday I’m In Love – YouTube

With both sides acknowledging a circuit split, will the Supreme Court grant cert?

Petitioners filed their reply brief in the latest U.S. Supreme Court challenge to discriminatory wine retailer shipping laws. This brief represents the last brief filed at the cert stage […]

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