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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 […]

Illinois Appellate Court rules against restaurant and gives the Governor unlimited executive power

By |2020-11-08T21:36:54+00:00November 8th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

Illinois Appellate Court rules against restaurant and gives the Governor unlimited executive power

An Illinois Appellate Court overturned a trial court decision which granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) precluding Governor J.B. Pritzker from implementing an executive order, which imposed a ban on indoor seating for bars and restaurants in four […]

8th Circuit Sarasota Wine Oral Argument:  Judge Loken takes a scalpel to the state

By |2020-10-05T21:02:34+00:00October 5th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

8th Circuit Sarasota Wine Oral Argument:  Judge Loken takes a scalpel to the state

The 8th Circuit heard oral argument on a challenge to Missouri’s retailer wine shipping law, which allows Missouri retailers to ship wine to Missouri consumers but denies this privilege to out-of-state retailers.

Before getting into the oral argument’s highlights, it […]

Congratulations to Wine Industry Leaders

By |2020-09-24T13:33:22+00:00September 24th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

I want to congratulate some of my colleagues that I worked with closely for being named as Leaders in the Wine Industry by Wine Business. Notably I want to recognize those individuals I have had the pleasure of working with, which are Gillian Garrett, John Hinman, Rebecca Stamey-White, and Tom Wark.

Only 45 individuals were […]

Ohio’s 21st Amendment Enforcement Action, is there more than meets the eye?

By |2020-09-23T01:46:49+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion, Liquor Industry Insights|

Ohio’s 21st Amendment Enforcement Action, is there more than meets the eye?

A great Wine Spectator piece covered Ohio’s lawsuit against out-of-state retailers shipping wine to Ohio consumers. Ohio filed a lawsuit under the 21st Amendment Enforcement Act, seeking an injunction to stop these out of-state retailers from shipping to Ohio consumers.

Ohio’s wine […]

Things are getting interesting! U.S. Supreme Court request state file a response in the 6th Circuit Wine Shipping Case

By |2020-09-09T21:32:11+00:00September 9th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Today the United States Supreme Court requested a response from the State of Michigan and the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers to a cert petition filed in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer case.

In Lebamoff  the 6th Circuit held that a discriminatory Michigan wine retailer shipping law, which allowed in-state retailers to sell to Michigan consumers, while […]

Cocktails-to-go has a target on its back: Beware Hospitality Industry

By |2020-09-04T19:14:35+00:00September 4th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Cocktails-to-go has a target on its back

Cocktails-to-go is a saving grace for many bars and restaurants and has allowed them to operate without closing their doors. Also, workers previously furloughed because of the COVID-19 crisis, were brought back to work because of the extra income cocktails-to-go generated for bars and restaurants.

Although […]

Review of Irish Liquor Lawyer’s U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief

By |2020-09-01T13:56:44+00:00September 1st, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

Review of Irish Liquor Lawyer’s U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief

As promised, I am providing a summary review of my amicus brief and why the U.S. Supreme Court should grant cert in Lebamoff v. Whitmer.

Judge Sutton in Lebamoff v. Whitmer, a case which challenged Michigan’s discriminatory wine shipping law, got it wrong. […]

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.

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