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Provi survives Southern & RNDC’s Motion to Dismiss

By |May 31st, 2024|Breaking News|0 Comments

A federal judge in Chicago rules that Provi's antitrust case against Southern Glazer's & RNDC can proceed forward. This means specifically, the case can move forward to discovery. The Judge determined among other things that Provi has stated a claim for monopolization under § 2 of the Sherman Act, and also stated a per se horizontal and vertical conspiracy claim [...]

Breaking news: Wisconsin adopts amendment to anti-shipping law

By |February 22nd, 2024|Breaking News|0 Comments   Wisconsin adopted an Amendment SB 268, the bill which set out to shut off DTC shipping into the State of Wisconsin. Under the Amendment, the language changes from shall revoke a common carrier permit to may revoke a common carrier permit. The language's impact changes it from a mandatory revocation of a permit after two mistakes to providing [...]

Ohio decides not to seek cert at U.S. Supreme Court in wine retailer shipping case

By |November 2nd, 2023|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|0 Comments   The Ohio Attorney General has decided not to seek cert with the United States Supreme Court. On September 27th, the Sixth Circuit issued an order, which stayed the Sixth Circuit's decision, which reversed and remanded a lower court decision upholding Ohio's discriminatory shipping law. The Stay was issued at the request of the Ohio AG, because the AG [...]

Irish Liquor Lawyer makes Irish Legal 100

By |October 20th, 2023|Breaking News|0 Comments

  Irish Liquor Lawyer with Her Excellence, Irish Ambassador to America Geraldine Byrne Nason I am proud to announce I have made for the second year running the Irish Legal 100, which recognizes the most influential Irish lawyers in America. Further, I am proud to be part of a list that includes U.S. Supreme Court Justices, captains of [...]

Is this the best liquor conference panel of the year?

By |October 11th, 2023|Breaking News|0 Comments   The Blurred Lines in Wine, Beer, and Spirits Panel at the Slainte, Liquor Industry Symposium, can be considered the best panel of the year. Liquor is changing and the status quo is gone. As change is exciting, it also leaves behind gray areas, areas of opportunities, and great debates and fights in the liquor world. The panel [...]

Ohio intends to file U.S. Supreme Court petition on wine retailer shipping case

By |September 21st, 2023|Breaking News|0 Comments   Takeaways The issue of retailer DTC shipping is heating up with the state of Ohio acknowledging that the 6th Circuit's decision in Block v. Canepa presents a circuit split on the issue of whether direct shipping restrictions are upheld as a matter of law, like in the 4th and 8th Circuit, or whether they require a factual inquiry as [...]

The University of Notre Dame Law School and Future’s Group Slainte symposium, bringing together the best minds in law, academia, and business

By |September 18th, 2023|Breaking News|0 Comments   The Notre Dame Law School and Future’s Group is hosting a unique symposium on liquor issues like no other. The symposium will focus not only on legal issues but issues related to investing in the liquor business from a private equity perspective, environmental issues, international trademark laws and global concerns, and a panel with some of the most [...]

1st Circuit reverses and remands in Rhode Island’s wine retailer shipping case

By |September 7th, 2023|Breaking News|0 Comments

The 1st Circuit reversed and remanded a district court decision that upheld Rhode Island's discriminatory wine retailer shipping law. The court held that to justify the in-state physical presence requirement for retailers, the court needed concrete evidence to justify its position, something the lower court lacked in its opinion. More to follow later.

Chicago Federalist Society to host the great alcohol debate

By |September 2nd, 2023|Breaking News|0 Comments

With the wine retailer shipping cases coming to different results and the 6th Circuit seemingly splitting itself into two sides on this same issue, the issue of whether the 21st Amendment or the Commerce Clause reigns supreme has become hotly contested. If politics and marriage makes strange bedfellows, then people that think alike on liquor issues carries this numerous degree [...]

Irish Liquor Lawyer named to the VinePair 50

By |March 30th, 2023|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Media|0 Comments   Irish Liquor Lawyer, was named to the VinePair 50 today. The VinePair 50 represents people from all walks of life in the industry from mixologists, brand owners, to yes even lawyers. It is gratifying to be recognized by such a great publication in the liquor industry and to be the only lawyer named to the list. It is [...]