Archives for February 2011

Supreme Court denies certiorari in Wine Country case

Today the United States Supreme Court issued a long list of orders.  On this list was the denial of certiorari in the Wine Country Gift Baskets v. Steen case out of the 5th Circuit.   The orders can be found here. The Supreme Court decision leaves in place the ruling of the 5th circuit upholding the…Read More

NY: US District Court Strikes Down Brewer’s Attempt to Circumvent Franchise Laws

United States District Court Judge Garaufis in Brooklyn has ruled that New York’s beer franchise statute protects distributors from arbitrary termination. The Court ruled that an importer is a “successor brewer” under the current law and as such is not allowed to terminate its wholesaler without showing good cause.  The importer had attempted to terminate its…Read More