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 […]

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 […]

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