Puerto Rico Wins in 1st Circuit. Coors Lawsuit Dismissed on Comity Grounds

The 1st Circuit has added another twist to the long running battle between Coors and Puerto Rico.    Rather than reach the dormant commerce clause argument, the 1st Circuit upheld the dismissal of the case  on the ground of privity.   In the opinion , Chief Judge Lynch stated “The question presented in this case is whether…Read More

Judge Grants Utah’s Motion to Dismiss Hospitality Association Case

Judge Jenkins held oral argument on the motion to dismiss and granted Plaintiff’s motion to dismiss.   I only have a transcript summary  here.   It dismisses the case but notes that the plaintiff has 20 days to amend the complaint.  Press coverage of the hearing indicates the judge was quite skeptical of the claims underlying the…Read More