Court Rules for Connecticut and Against Total Wine in Antitrust Challenge

United States District Court Judge Janet Hall upheld various Connecticut laws from antitrust challenges brought by Connecticut Fine Wine and Spirts which most of us know as Total Wine.  In her thorough 40 page opinion granting the state and intervenors’ motions to dismiss, Judge Hall methodically went through the challenges and held: “Total Wine’s challenges to the post and hold…Read More

Center for Alcohol Policy’s Law and Policy Conference set for September 10 and 11, 2015 in Chicago.

The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Eighth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference will be held September 9-11, 2015, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. The conference starts with an informal evening reception on the 9th.  The conference will take place all day the 10th and conclude at noon on the 11th….Read More

MillerCoors Files Response To Motion to Dismiss

Sorry for the delay in posting this update to the website.    MillerCoors has filed its oppositionto the motion to dismiss filed by Chesbay and Reyes.   It also filed a group of supporting exhibits purporting to questions facts and defeat the application of a motion to dismiss at this stage.    The filing is curious in many respects…Read More

7th Circuit Rejects Preemption and Commerce Clause Challenge to Indiana Retail Shipping Laws

In a long and interesting opinion the 7th Circuit ruled against the plaintiffs claiming retail shipping must be treated equally with winery shipping.  Click here for the opinion.   The opinion I am sure will give arguments for both sides of the debate about alcohol regulation but on balance has some nice quotations that bolster those in…Read More