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The facts alleged in the complaint are important and the decision renders some interesting guidance for taverns ejecting patrons. The complaint asserted that an employee of the bar attended an employer sponsored event at the tavern. At the event, the bar provided free alcoholic beverages to the employees. The employee at issue drank alcohol and became intoxicated. In the late evening or early morning, the tavern stopped serving the employee and “ejected” him from the…
The facts alleged in the complaint are important and the decision renders some interesting guidance for taverns ejecting patrons. The complaint asserted that an employee of the bar attended an employer sponsored event at the tavern. At the event, the bar provided free alcoholic beverages to the employees. The employee at issue drank alcohol and became intoxicated. In the late evening or early morning, the tavern stopped serving the employee and “ejected” him from the…
In December we reported that Total Wine had filed its Petition for Certiorari in this challenge to Connecticut’s alcohol pricing laws that wants to reverse the Second Circuit’s holding that did not overturn pricing controls emplaced under state liquor laws as antitrust violations. You can read more about the case here, and about the Second Circuit dissent in the request to have an en banc hearing that emboldened Total Wine in taking the step…
In what must be a truly absurdist moment for the Illinois Attorney General’s office defending the Illinois Liquor Control Commission in this liquor shipping case concerning Illinois liquor law, the latest issue arising in the Lebamoff suit finds the Illinois AG filing this Motion to Bar the plaintiffs’ expert with the lead counsel for the Illinois Attorney General filing these two affidavits supporting their claims that the proposed expert has inside knowledge about the matter…
In what must be a truly absurdist moment for the Illinois Attorney General’s office defending the Illinois Liquor Control Commission in this liquor shipping case concerning Illinois liquor law, the latest issue arising in the Lebamoff suit finds the Illinois AG filing this Motion to Bar the plaintiffs’ expert with the lead counsel for the Illinois Attorney General filing these two affidavits supporting their claims that the proposed expert has inside knowledge about the matter…
In what must be a truly absurdist moment for the Illinois Attorney General’s office defending the Illinois Liquor Control Commission in this liquor shipping case concerning Illinois liquor law, the latest issue arising in the Lebamoff suit finds the Illinois AG filing this Motion to Bar the plaintiffs’ expert with the lead counsel for the Illinois Attorney General filing these two affidavits supporting their claims that the proposed expert has inside knowledge about the matter…
In what must be a truly absurdist moment for the Illinois Attorney General’s office defending the Illinois Liquor Control Commission in this liquor shipping case concerning Illinois liquor law, the latest issue arising in the Lebamoff suit finds the Illinois AG filing this Motion to Bar the plaintiffs’ expert with the lead counsel for the Illinois Attorney General filing these two affidavits supporting their claims that the proposed expert has inside knowledge about the matter…
In what must be a truly absurdist moment for the Illinois Attorney General’s office defending the Illinois Liquor Control Commission in this liquor shipping case concerning Illinois liquor law, the latest issue arising in the Lebamoff suit finds the Illinois AG filing this Motion to Bar the plaintiffs’ expert with the lead counsel for the Illinois Attorney General filing these two affidavits supporting their claims that the proposed expert has inside knowledge about the matter…
In a blow to those retailers looking to sell alcohol direct to online purchasers sending it into states where out-of-state alcohol shipping to in-state liquor consumers is forbidden, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled against a group of wine merchants that sold wine into Mississippi. You can read our previous articles on this case here, and here. You can read the Court’s opinion about personal jurisdiction over liquor shippers here. Basically, in…
Commercial hemp producers got a win yesterday as the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a delay in the enforcement of some requirements from its interim final rule on the Domestic Hemp Production Program until October 31, 2021. The recent interim final rule on hemp production can be found here. The delay is a win for the hemp industry as it was premised largely on statements, arguments, and information that hemp producers made to the…