Mississippi Case Not Heading to Supreme Court, Yet.

The time for an appeal to the United States Supreme Court has passed in the Wine Express matter in Mississippi state courts.  As such, this matter will return to lower courts for additional proceedings as a result of the Attorney General’s sting and enforcement actions against out of state retailers for illegally selling alcohol into…Read More

13th Annual Center for Alcohol Policy Conference Moved Online

Alas, another event is impacted by COVID. The 13th Annual Center for Alcohol Policy Law and Policy Conference will take place virtually over the course of four Wednesdays in September. Topics include discussions of the alcohol law cases found on this website. Please find more information and register here. (Previous Post) Save the Date! Center…Read More

Briefing in Challenge to CA Licensing Requirements Due to 9th Circuit by September 18, 2020

The State of California now has until September 18, 2020, to file its response to the Appellant’s brief.   Appellant would have 21 days to file a reply to this brief.  The order can be found here. (Previous Post) Appellate Brief Filed in 9th Circuit for Out of State Importer Challenge to California Presence Law Plaintiff…Read More

Court Denies NC Motion to Dismiss Retail Shipping Case

Judge Frank Whitney of the Western District of North Carolina Granted in Part and Denied in Part the effort of NC to dismiss the retail shipping case brought by a Florida retailer and some consumers.   In his order,  Judge Whitney noted the plaintiffs had met their burden to overcome a 12b motion to dismiss. The…Read More

TTB Secures $5 Million Fine and Suspensions for Trade Practice Violations

The Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently secured a large settlement with Anheuser-Busch for various violations of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAAA).   The TTB and ABI negotiated an offer in compromise where AB agreed to pay a fine of $5 million in settlement of various allegations of trade practice violations.  Moreover, the specific…Read More