Retail Shipping Case in Illinois Dismissed Before Trial

There is one less dormant commerce clause challenge to the ability of a state to restrict out of state retailers after the case in Illinois was dismissed.   Judge John Lee of the Northern District of Illinois signed the order of dismissal. This case had been slated to start as a trial in September after a remand…Read More

Wal-Mart Ends Federal Lawsuit Challenge to Texas Liquor Laws

The long running attempts by Wal-Mart to challenge Texas state alcohol laws via the federal court system are at an end. Recall that 5th Circuit had upheld the Texas laws and Wal-Mart appealed that to the United States Supreme Court.   Earlier this year, the Supreme Court denied this request to hear the appeal so the…Read More

9th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Out of State Importer Challenge to California Law

Well, that was quick. Two weeks after oral argument, the Ninth Circuit has affirmed the trial court and upheld the motion to dismiss filed by California in the dormant Commerce Clause challenge by a Florida importer to California’s law requiring retailers to source their alcohol from in state wholesalers.  The opinion can be found here….Read More

Court Dismisses Retailer Challenge to Kentucky Law

Judge Hale of the Western District of Kentucky dismissed a constitutional challenge by an out-of-state retailer to Kentucky laws as it sought to be able to ship alcohol to Kentucky residents from out of state retail locations.  The Court granted the state’s motion to dismiss the dormant Commerce Clause and Privileges & Immunities challenges. The…Read More

Supreme Court Denies Review of Lebamoff Challenge to Michigan Retail Delivery Laws

The Supreme Court issued an order today denying certiorari in hundreds of cases.    The Lebamoff appeal of their loss at the 6th Circuit was one of the cases on today’s order list. This order ends this case but the same law firm has cases pending in the 8th and 9th circuits with seven other…Read More