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The Sober Truth of New Jersey’s BYOB Law and the Acquisition of a Liquor License

New Jersey became home to America’s first commercial distillery when, in 1780, an immigrant from Scotland established an Applejack production facility in what is now Colts Neck. Since that time, New Jerseyhas become the...more

Open-Carriers Pose a Threat to Restaurants with Liquor Licenses

Regardless of their personal stance on any hot-button social issue, most business owners do not want their place of business to be the focus of demonstrations on that issue – wisely so, because rarely does being the focus of...more

Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Due Process Challenge to Liquor License Revocation

When a liquor licensee’s former manager is convicted of conspiring to violate the federal Money Laundering Act, can the licensee be summarily stripped of its liquor license, based upon the criminal trial transcript, a...more

So A Man Walks Out of a Bar . . . Applying the Liquor Liability Exclusion to a Drunken Pedestrian

In State Automobile Mutual Ins. Co. v. Lucchesi, ___ Fed. Appx. ___, 2014 WL 1395690 (3d Cir. Apr. 11, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld summary judgment for State Auto and concluded that a liquor...more

Sixth Circuit Holds Liquor Liability Exclusion Inapplicable to Dram Shop Case

In its recent decision in Mid-Continent Ins. Co. v. Coder, 2014 FED App. 0295N (6th Cir. Apr. 21, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, applying Ohio law, had occasion to consider the application of...more

Argument Report: Illinois Supreme Court Appears Skeptical of Due Process Challenge to Liquor License Revocation

The Illinois Supreme Court appeared skeptical of a due process challenge to revocation of a liquor license during the recent oral argument in WISAM 1, d/b/a Sheridan Liquors v. Illinois Liquor Control Commission. ...more

Pennsylvania Tavern Games Licenses [Video]

At the end of 2013, Act 90 was passed into law. Act 90 allows certain liquor license holders to have tavern games in their establishment. If you currently have a Restaurant, Hotel, Privately Owned Public Golf Course, or...more

The "ABCs" Of California Booze Law

Do you want to be part of the booze business in California? Or do you already have a liquor license but are unclear on what you're allowed to do? We're here to help. Originally Published in Krost, Baumgarten, Kniss &...more

Recent Alcohol Liability Decision Focuses on Insurance Policy Terms

A December 16, 2013 federal appeals court decision on alcohol liability coverage provides an important reminder to industry members to carefully review the terms of their insurance policies....more

Exclusion Requested by First Named Insured and Contained in the Prior Policy Is Binding on All Named Insureds, Even Those Unaware...

In Berkhouse v. Great American Assurance Co., Case no. 13-0264, November 22, 2013, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals rejected the argument by an injured party in a third-party declaratory judgment suit that an...more

Illinois Supreme Court to Hear Due Process Challenge to Liquor License Revocation

Our previews of the latest additions to the Illinois Supreme Court's civil docket continue with WISAM 1, d/b/a Sheridan Liquors v. Illinois Liquor Control Commission, an unpublished decision from the Third District Appellate...more

Drunkenness and the Liquor Licence Act - What a Licensee Should Know

The Ontario Liquor Licence Act and Regulations govern all aspects of liquor licencing in the Province of Ontario. In addition to establishing the process by which a business may acquire a liquor licence, the legislation also...more

Missouri Court Holds Liquor Liability Applicable to Underlying Suit

In its recent decision in Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Roberts, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50141 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 8, 2013), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri had occasion to consider the application of a...more

Liquor License Renewal 2013: Are You Ready?

All liquor licenses issued by the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC), including all on premises, off premises, manufacturer, wholesaler, and importer licenses, are effective for periods of one year each, and...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House 3-8-13

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. If you would like more specific information regarding an item in this newsletter...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

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