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Lamberth in Wonderland: Fulfillment House Ban lifted in Tennessee, but still be concerned

By |March 10th, 2021|Breaking News, Legislation|0 Comments

Lamberth in Wonderland: Fulfillment House Ban lifted in Tennessee, but still be concerned https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=god7hAPv8f0   State Representative William Lamberth has lifted his proposed ban on fulfillment houses, alleluia! After hearing from many consumers and Tennessee wineries, Mr. Lamberth discovered fulfillment houses are important to the wine industry, and that many Tennessee wineries utilize fulfillment houses. Not one to upset his [...]

Missouri’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law upheld by the 8th Circuit

By |February 17th, 2021|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpmAY059TTY   Missouri's discriminatory wine retailer shipping law upheld by the 8th Circuit The Eight Circuit announced today that Missouri’s wine retailer shipping law, which allows in-state retailers to ship to Missouri residents, but denies this same privilege to out-of-state retailers is constitutional. Sarasota Wine Markets, LLC v. Schmitt, 19-1948 (8th Circuit) Sarasota Markets decision The original decision in the [...]

Tennessee legislation represents the biggest attack on DTC shipping in our lifetime

By |February 11th, 2021|Breaking News|0 Comments

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5WXDnfEErE Tennessee legislation represents the biggest attack on DTC shipping in our lifetime Tennessee legislation, HB 0742 and SB 0705, represents the biggest attack on direct-to-consumer (DTC) wine shipping in our lifetime. Unlike many state laws which are aimed at curtailing or prohibiting wine retailer shipping, these bills are aimed at winery shipping. In 2005 the Supreme Court in [...]

U.S. Supreme Court denies cert in the retailer wine shipping case

By |January 11th, 2021|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huc7IL7b8S8   U.S. Supreme Court denies cert in the retailer wine shipping case Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert in Lebamoff v. Whitmer, a case which challenged a Sixth Circuit ruling which held that Michigan’s ban on out-of-state wine retailer shipping was deemed constitutional. Although the Sixth Circuit’s decision clearly deviates from the legal standards set forth in Granholm [...]

Supreme Court denies cert in the Walmart liquor retailer case

By |November 23rd, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|0 Comments

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laAT18_YbDo 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 position that the law resulted in [...]

Pritzker seeks to strengthen court order that gives him great power over restaurant shut downs

By |November 11th, 2020|Breaking News|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_RCvsiavuM Pritzker seeks to strengthen court order that gives him great power over restaurant shut downs Today, Governor Pritzker through the Illinois AG's Office filed a Motion to Publish the decision in (Fox Fire Tavern, LLC., v. Governor Jay Robert Pritzker, 2020 IL App (2d) 200623-U). Presently, this decision only applies to Fox Fire Tavern. The Motion to Publish seeks [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs submitted in Michigan wine retailer shipping case

By |November 9th, 2020|Breaking News|0 Comments

The Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers and the Michigan Attorney General's office submitted their response briefs in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer case. The Supreme Court on September 9th demanded that both parties respond to a cert petition filing which challenged a 6th Circuit ruling upholding the constitutionality of Michigan's discriminatory wine retailer shipping law. Stay tune more analysis to follow!

Chicago fails to answer FOIA request on restaurant shutdowns

By |November 9th, 2020|Breaking News|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErvgV4P6Fzc Chicago fails to answer FOIA request on restaurant shutdowns A FOIA request asking the City of Chicago for data that justify restaurant restrictions, has yet to be honored. On September 29, a FOIA request was made to the City of Chicago requesting data pertaining to COVID cases related to the restaurant industry. The requesting party requested the following: 1: [...]