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.

Ohio Attorney General Utilizes 21st Amendment Enforcement Act against & Wine Country Gift Baskets

By |2020-07-09T04:15:03+00:00July 9th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|


21st Amendment Enforcement Act is alive and well

In what may be a first in recent memory, the Ohio AG Dave Yost is utilizing the Twenty-first Amendment Enforcement Act to file a preliminary injunction in federal court to stop certain retailers from shipping wine and spirits into the state.

The specific retailers named in […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer on WGN Karen Conti show

By |2020-06-22T20:08:49+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

I had the privilege of discussing cocktails-to-go on the Karen Conti show. It was a wide ranging discussion covering the specifics of the Illinois and City of Chicago cocktails-to-go law and also we delved it other topics such as the future of the  liquor industry.


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