Archives for September 2022

District Court Grants State of Rhode Island’s Summary Judgment Motion and Dismisses Challenge for Out-of-State Retailer Sales

United States District Court Judge John McConnell ruled for the state of Rhode Island today against a challenge by wine consumers.  Judge McConnell noted in his opinion that the “strict scrutiny” standard sought by the plaintiffs was not the proper legal analysis to use, and instead used the “different inquiry” standard urged by the Defendants….Read More

Oregon Moves to Dismiss Washington Brewer Lawsuit

The State of Oregon filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by an Oregon consumer and three Washington breweries. It its motion, the state noted that the complaint fails to state a claim and that the three state officials listed are enttiled to soverign immunity. The underlying complaint is levied against the Governor, Attorney…Read More

District Court Rules for Ohio in Retailer Shipping Challenge

Judge Morrison of the Eastern District of Ohio granted the state of Ohio’s summary judgment motion to dismiss an out of state retailer’s challenge to Ohio alcohol laws.   A copy of the decision can be found here. The court noted that the 6th Circuit had already ruled in a “substantially similar” case out of Michigan. …Read More