Archives for March 2011

New Federal Legislation Introduced to Address Litigation Against States

As readers of this blog note, there are many forms of alcohol litigation across the country.    To address one vein of the litigation, Congress has introduced H.R. 1161 the Community Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness  (CARE) Act.    This legislation is similar to a manager’s amendment  to last year’s bill offered toward the end of the 111th Congress….Read More

Ohio Court Rules Against Attempt by Pabst to Terminate Ohio Distributors

 An Ohio judge ruled for distributors and against Pabst in its effort to terminate distributors.   Pabst Brewing Co. stock was sold to Pabst Holding Co and Pabst Holding claimed to be a successor manufacturer.  They terminated existing distributors under OH Franchise Act and the distributors brought this matter to court.   The court stated that interpretation of…Read More