10th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference Will Be Held in Chicago on September 7th and 8th.

The Center for Alcohol Policy’s 10th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference will be held September 6 – 8, 2017, at the wonderful Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile. For those interested in suggesting program ideas please contact info@centerforalcoholpolicy.org.   This conference brings together the widest variety of alcohol industry, public health and governmental members to discuss and reflect on alcohol law and…Read More

8th Circuit Reverses Win for Missouri on Alcohol Advertising

The 8th Circuit has ruled that a district court was wrong to grant a 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss brought by Missouri against a complaint by the Missouri Broadcasters Association. The District Court opinion is here. The Missouri Broadcasters brought a challenge to three provisions of the Missouri alcohol code. The challenged provisions were laws that prohibit…Read More

Oral Arguments Held In 9th Circuit Case

An 11 judge en banc panel of the 9th Circuit heard arguments on the Retail Digital Network appeal on January 19, 2017, in San Francisco.  The judges fired a series of questions to the attorneys for Retail Digital Network, the US Chamber and the California Attorney General’s office and speculation on the final outcome is a terribly…Read More

Justice Department Responds to Public Comment on ABI-SABMiller Merger

(January 13, 2017)  The Justice Department has responded to public comments filed by 12 parties (including NBWA) on the Justice Department’s Proposed Final Judgment (PFJ).  The PFJ and Consent Order was finalized between the Justice Department, SABMiller and ABInBev in July, 2016. In the response, the DOJ did not modify the PFJ and will soon move to ask Judge Sullivan to…Read More