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

By |September 9th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|0 Comments   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 at the [...]

Irish Liquor Lawyer pays tribute to winemaker and All-Time baseball great Tom Seaver

By |September 3rd, 2020|Breaking News|0 Comments Tom Terrific's 300th Victory Irish Liquor Lawyer pays tribute to baseball great and wine maker Tom Seaver. Although he is a Met great and their best, I will always remember him for winning his 300th game with the White Sox and beating the Cubs with the Miracle Mets in 1969. Further, Mr. Seaver was a wine maker. Before the [...]

Irish Liquor Lawyer files U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in wine shipping case

By |August 26th, 2020|Breaking News|0 Comments

  Happy 3rd birthday to the mascot of Irish Liquor Lawyer. In action with Dad's Amicus Brief in hand and a Dinosaur tattoo on his arm! Irish Liquor Lawyer files his first ever U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer, wine shipping from the 6th Circuit. The 6th Circuit in Lebamoff  reversed a lower court decision which held that [...]

Irish Liquor Lawyer Exclusive: Ohio sued for discriminatory wine shipping law

By |July 21st, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|0 Comments   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 a preliminary [...]

U.S. Supreme Court cert petition filed in wine retailer shipping case

By |July 17th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|0 Comments 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.

Cocktails-For-Hope nominated for an award

By |June 22nd, 2020|Breaking News|0 Comments   Cocktails-For-Hope was nominated for a Time In Award  by Time Out Chicago. The award recognizes Chicago organizations that by their hard work and creativity helped make a difference in the hospitality community during quarantine time. Cocktails-For-Hope is a grassroots effort started in Mid-March to bring cocktails-to-go to help the struggling hospitality community in Chicago and Illinois. Cocktails-For-Hope made [...]

Cocktails-For-Hope makes history: Irish liquor Lawyer discusses in the media

By |June 18th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|0 Comments   Cocktails-For-Hope did something that not even Al Capone and his muscleman could do, they made cocktails-to-go legal in Chicago. I was honored to discuss this historic occasion with Fox Chicago, NBC 5 Chicago, and Time Out Chicago.  BE sure to check out our webinar tomorrow

Irish Liquor Lawyer speaking about Cocktails-For-Hope on NBC 5 and Fox Chicago

By |June 17th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|0 Comments

  KUMIKO IS THE ONLY PLACE I WOULD ORDER MY FIRST COCKTAIL FROM   With Chicago passing cocktails-to-go and making it legal for the first time since the 1930s, NBC and Fox Chicago are doing a segment on Cocktails-For-Hope celebrating a hard earned victory. NBC plans on doing segments at 4 and 6, Fox doing segments at 5 and 9 [...]

Cocktails-to-go ordinance passes

By |June 8th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Industry Insights|0 Comments Cocktails-to-go ordinance passes unanimously out of Chicago City Council Committee Chicago's City Council Committee on License and Consumer Protection unanimously passed out of committee a Cocktails to Go Ordinance.  The ordinance is poised to be voted on June 17th, and I don't see any problem with it passing. An over 2/3rds vote means the ordinance takes effective immediately upon [...]