Additional Retailer Shipping Lawsuit Filed in Rhode Island

I neglected to cover another federal lawsuit by Mssr. Tanford & Epstein filed late in 2019.   They have filed a dormant Commerce Clause challenge to Rhode Island law related to retailer shipping claiming laws that allow local retailers to deliver but not out of state retailers is a violation of the Constitution.  Their complaint can be accessed here.

The State of Rhode Island has filed an Answer and a Statement of the Case. Also, the Rhode Island Responsible Beverage Coalition, Inc which is an association of local Rhode Island businesses has been permitted to intervene in this case.   Discovery in this case is due this summer.

There are over a half dozen similar lawsuits  by this law firm against state alcohol laws across the country.

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