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Dentons Flashpoint - August 4, 2020

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Ecuador reaches definitive debt restructuring agreement as Argentina finalizes a tentative agreement. Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia resume talks over the long-disputed Nile dam. WHO warns there will be “no silver bullet” vaccine...more

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Ohio Case Will Likely Determine Whether Other States Use 21st Amendment Enforcement Act

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As was widely reported in the alcohol trade press, the state of Ohio filed suit against several online retail outlets a week ago after an investigation into direct-to-consumer shipments of wine and spirits into the state. The...more

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Reminder to TTB Permittees (Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, and Importers)

Postponed TTB reports and tax filings are now or will soon be due. On March 31, 2020, the TTB postponed most filings and excise tax payments for 90 days to provide relief for alcohol permitted businesses affected by the...more

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EU wine producers can now benefit from a temporary relaxation in competition rules

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The European wine sector has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to statistics from the European Commission (EC), there has been a 30% reduction in the volume of wine sold and a 50% drop in the value of...more

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Florida Restricts Sale of Alcohol Due to Surge in COVID-19 Cases Among Young Adults

On June 26, 2020, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) issued Emergency Order 2020-09 suspending the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption at all businesses that “derive more...more

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Florida DBPR Issues Amended Order Regarding On-Premises Alcohol Consumption in Bars and Restaurants

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On July 1, 2020, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued Amended Emergency Order 2020-09 to provide additional detail about when, and under what circumstances, vendors may sell alcoholic...more

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California Orders Restaurants to Halt Indoor Dining

On July 1, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered restaurants in nineteen California counties, including Los Angeles County, to cease indoor operations for at least three weeks, until July 22, 2020. The nineteen counties...more

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Bars, Tasting Rooms and Breweries Ordered to Close

On June 28, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered that bars in seven California counties close. These counties are: Los Angeles, Fresno, Kern, San Joaquin, Tulare, Kings and Imperial....more

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Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 2020 #19

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In Washington: Congressional leaders will soon name the chair of the coronavirus oversight commission, which was created by the CARES Act to increase transparency and oversight of the coronavirus relief funds.  Retired...more

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Liquor License Risks in Light of COVID-19 Rules

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With positive cases of the novel coronavirus on the rise, the State of Florida is cracking down on violations of COVID-19 rules through its Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). The DBPR is going after...more

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Florida DBPR Orders Bars to Suspend Sale of Alcohol for Consumption on Premises

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On June 26, 2020, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued Emergency Order 2020-09, which orders “vendors who derive more than 50% of gross revenue” from on-premises alcohol sales to suspend the...more

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Worcester License Commission’s Outdoor Table Service Applications

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Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 35 issued June 1, 2020 and the Worcester City Manager’s Executive Order issued June 3, 2020, the Worcester License Commission is accepting applications to temporarily allow food...more

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Drinking Through a Pandemic: Will Relaxed Alcohol Sales During COVID-19 Survive in California?

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Since the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. in March, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (the “ABC”) has issued various regulatory relief measures, making it easier for restaurants, bars and other industry...more

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[Webinar] Reopening Wine Businesses: Employee and Consumer Data Privacy - July 9th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PT

The shelter-in-place orders prevented in-person tastings from happening, throwing a curve ball to the wine industry. As the wine country slowly prepares to reopen, it will not be the same experience pre-COVID-19 pandemic. For...more

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Groceries and Beer, a One Stop Shop: How a Potential Ballot Question Could Make This True

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When Massachusetts voters pick up their ballots this November, they may be asked to decide whether all food stores in the Commonwealth should be able to sell beer and wine. In a recent ruling, the Massachusetts Supreme...more

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Trademark Claim for Profit Damages Means No Jury Trial

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a denial of a jury trial demand in a trademark infringement lawsuit where only a claim of disgorgement of profits was at issue. JL Beverage Company, LLC v. Jim Beam...more

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Outdoor Seating: Special Ruling Of NJ ABC Director

Beginning on June 15, limited outdoor seating will be allowed for New Jersey establishments with on-premises consumption licenses and permits to serve alcoholic beverages. To accomplish this statewide change, the Director of...more

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Restaurants May Sell Alcoholic Beverages at Outdoor Table Service, With Approval

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As of yesterday, June 8, 2020, Massachusetts restaurants have begun to reopen from the COVID-19 quarantine for outdoor, on-premise dining; a long awaited moment for restaurant owners and workers throughout the Commonwealth....more

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New Jersey Announces Outdoor Dining Protocols and Process to Allow Liquor Licensees to Expand Premises

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 150 yesterday, which will allow restaurants, bars and other food or beverage establishments to provide in person service and outdoor dining and alcohol consumption starting June 15. As...more

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Good News for Businesses Serving Alcohol in Phase II of the Reopening Plan

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On June 1st, Governor Baker issued an Order under the COVID-19 emergency legislation that will permit alcohol to be served at outdoor spaces for on-premises consumption at breweries and restaurants, as soon as the Governor...more

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California ABC and TTB Provide Guidance to Wineries on Virtual Tastings

As many of us venture into our third month of sheltering in place, businesses have been forced to be creative in their operations despite the many restrictions....more

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NJ And NY Liquor Licenses- Alcoholic Beverage Sales And Service

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As part of the phased opening of businesses in New Jersey limited outdoor restaurant food and beverage service is set to begin on June 15th. Operators should remember to obtain all necessary consent from their Landlord to...more

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Examining Lebamoff Enterprises v. Whitmer

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s recent decision in Lebamoff Enterprises v. Whitmer upheld Michigan laws permitting direct-to-consumer shipping by in-state alcohol beverage retailers but prohibiting such...more

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Phase 2 Reopening – On-Premise Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages

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Executive Order 141 went into effect on May 22 at 5:00 p.m. allowing restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries to open for on-premise alcohol consumption....more

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International News: COVID-19 Global Pandemic - May 2020

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The Legal Impact in Europe on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies - The current crisis mode has triggered legal and commercial issues that affect the pharmaceutical and medical device industry across...more

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