Tag Archives: Alcoholic Beverage Franchise Act

The Beer and Wine Decisions Keep Flowing

As we reported earlier, the Sixth Circuit has had a busy year with no fewer than five cases involving the beer and wine industry.  In the last two weeks, the Court has issued two decisions involving purported terminations of wholesale distributorships governed by Ohio law.  A third case involving purported termination of Ohio beer wholesalers … Continue Reading

The Sixth Circuit Shall Thirst No More — Lots of Alcoholic Beverage Cases This Year

It’s been a strange brew at the Sixth Circuit this year, with a significant number of cases related to alcoholic beverages, presenting statutory, intellectual property, and constitutional issues. There have been five cases over the last year, with only one decision issued to date.  Only one judge has been involved in more than one case so far — … Continue Reading

Beer and Wine Cases Brewing in Sixth Circuit

Three significant cases involving the rights of Ohio distributors of beer and wine are currently pending before the Sixth Circuit.  At issue is Ohio’s Alcoholic Beverage Franchise Act, R.C. 1333.82 et seq., and when a manufacturer of beer or wine may or may not terminate its existing wholesale distributors.  Given the increasing efforts by many manufacturers to … Continue Reading