Washington Brewers File Lawsuit Against Oregon For Right to Ship to Consumers and Retailers

The same plaintiff’s attorney that has brought nearly two dozen, mostly unsuccessful lawsuits against states on behalf of wineries and retailers now has added breweries to his list of plaintiffs.

A lawsuit was filed this week by three Washington breweries against Oregon on its laws relating to direct sales to consumers and for direct sales to retailers. The lawsuit alleges violations of the dormant Commerce Clause. It was filed in the federal district court in Oregon. Apparently they plaintiffs believe the Oregon market is not craft beer friendly enough.

We will follow the lawsuit and the state’s response.

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