Tag Archives: wine

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

State-Specific Bottling Labels Subject to Constitutional Challenge at Sixth Circuit

The Sixth Circuit has accepted an interlocutory appeal in American Beverage Assoc. v. Snyder, Case No. 11-2097, from a Michigan decision (pdf) holding that state-specific marking requirements for bottles and cans subject to deposit refunds does not per se violate the Commerce Clause.  As reported by John Agar of the Grand Rapids Press the trial court concluded there was not … Continue Reading