Liquor Control Acts

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Bartender, fired for smoking marijuana at work, loses human rights complaint

A B.C. bartender has lost his human rights compliant after he was dismissed for smoking marijuana on shift. The bartender also served as assistant manager of the restaurant. The employer had a policy that prohibited...more

The 95-year hangover: What R v Comeau means for Canadian internal trade

The recent New Brunswick Provincial Court decision of R v. Comeau1 illustrates how one man seeking cheaper beer may create huge uncertainty in the laws governing inter-provincial trade of alcoholic beverages. In this case,...more

Liquor Control Board Weighs in on Alcohol Law Changes in Pennsylvania

Of particular interest to Pennsylvania residents and those doing business in the Commonwealth is the focus on expanding the location and availability of alcohol beyond traditional licensees. A month after Act 39 of 2016...more

Less Whine, More Wine: HB 1690 Loosens Restrictions on Direct to Consumer Shipping for Wineries

On June 13, 2016, Governor Wolf signed into law House Bill 1690, which is considered one of the more significant liquor reform bills in Pennsylvania since Prohibition. Today’s blog is a continuation of our series that...more

New Pennsylvania HB 1690: The Cidery Dilemma

As promised, I will continue to outline nuances of the new changes to the Pennsylvania Liquor Code and choices that consumers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers can make. HB 1690 will become effective in early August...more

The Great Canadian Beer Run: New Brunswick Court Strikes Down Restrictions on Free Trade as Unconstitutional

Surely there can be no dispute more Canadian than Gérald Comeau’s constitutional challenge to laws preventing him from bringing a few cases of Quebec beer into New Brunswick. Mr. Comeau’s challenge not only succeeded; it...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

The Senate started its budget process this week, with a draft schedule being handed out to senators on Wednesday outlining precisely how the General Assembly can have a budget in place and approved by June 30. Distributed at...more

Week in Review - January 2015

Committee deadlines for the 2015 session were established this week: - March 20, committees must act favorably on bills in the house of origin; - March 27, committees must act favorably on bills, or companion...more

Illinois Supreme Court's March Docket Announced

The Illinois Supreme Court has published its docket for the March term in Chicago. The civil cases on the Court's docket include...more

Days Of Wine And Roses

Who's whining now? - Certainly not some of Michigan's 60 small vineyard owners, who are a step closer to being able to hand out samples and sell wine at local farmers markets....more

Perennial Legislative Bloomers

Certain issues come up year after year in the Legislature in the form of unsuccessful proposed bills, with the consistency and reliability of perennial blooms. Some come remarkably close to becoming law. Former State...more

Stealth Lawyers: Steven Abt & Moiz Ali, Craft Spirits Curators [Video]

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Steven Abt and Moiz Ali, founders of Caskers, talk with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about their transitions from practicing law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP,...more

Amendments to Liquor Control Act Create Safe Harbor For College And University Employees And Students Who Request Police...

On January 1, 2013, certain amendments to Section 6-16 of the Illinois Liquor Control Act of 1934 (the “Act”) will take effect. These amendments may impact the way that institutions of higher education address underage...more

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