Articles Tagged with 'Lawsuits'

Texas Supreme Court Turns Down Craft Brewers’ Constitutional Challenge on Distribution Rights Forfeiture

Texas Supreme Court Turns Down Craft Brewers’ Constitutional Challenge on Distribution Rights Forfeiture

The Texas Supreme Court today declined to hear a constitutional challenge brought by three craft breweries to a 2013 state law that stripped beer companies of the ability to sell their distribution rights to wholesalers. The Institute for Justice, a law firm representing the three craft breweries, called the Supreme Court’s refusal to review the case today “a blow to the economic liberty of all Texans.”

Last Call: President Trump to Impose New Tariffs on Mexico; North Coast Co-Founder Retires

Last Call: President Trump to Impose New Tariffs on Mexico; North Coast Co-Founder Retires

In this week’s edition of Last Call: Nearly two weeks after lifting aluminum and steel tariffs imposed against Mexico and Canada, President Donald Trump has reversed course and announced plans to levy a 5 percent duty on all goods from Mexico over immigration — bringing the issue back into the taproom. Plus, North Coast co-founder Mark Ruedrich announces his retirement.

MillerCoors Awarded Partial Preliminary Injunction in Battle Over Corn Syrup Ads

MillerCoors Awarded Partial Preliminary Injunction in Battle Over Corn Syrup Ads

Following a federal judge’s ruling Friday evening, Anheuser-Busch InBev will be required to pull some Bud Light advertisements that suggest MillerCoors’ flagship light lagers, Miller Lite and Coors Light, contain corn syrup. Western District of Wisconsin Judge William Conley granted MillerCoors a “narrow in scope” preliminary injunction, blocking A-B from displaying billboards that say Bud Light contains “100% less corn syrup” than its rival’s lagers, as well as broadcasting a pair of television ads that he deemed “misleading.” The judge also denied A-B’s motion to dismiss the case.

MillerCoors Sues Anheuser-Busch Over Corn Syrup Ads

MillerCoors Sues Anheuser-Busch Over Corn Syrup Ads

Big beer’s “corntroversy” is moving from television screens to the courtroom. MillerCoors today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin that claims Anheuser-Busch’s Bud Light Super Bowl ads and its subsequent “transparency” ads are part of a “false and misleading advertising campaign” aimed at deceiving health-conscious consumers.

US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Tennessee Residency Requirement Dispute

US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Tennessee Residency Requirement Dispute

A century after the ratification of Prohibition, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could have wide-ranging effects on the three-tier system. On Wednesday, the court heard arguments in Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association vs. Blair. At issue in the case is the constitutionality of the state of Tennessee’s two-year residency requirement for obtaining a liquor license. Additionally, the state requires a decade of residency for the renewal of liquor licenses, which expire after one year.

Pabst, MillerCoors Reach Settlement in Contract Brewing Dispute

Pabst, MillerCoors Reach Settlement in Contract Brewing Dispute

After a month of arguments in a Milwaukee courtroom, Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors have settled a lawsuit that Pabst claimed could have put the 174-year-old beer company out of business. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Scofflaw Attempts to Fix Image Abroad, Replace Terminated Export Deal

Scofflaw Attempts to Fix Image Abroad, Replace Terminated Export Deal

A month after an unauthorized press release cost Scofflaw Brewing an exporting opportunity with BrewDog in the United Kingdom, the Atlanta-based craft brewery is taking steps to repair its reputation abroad. Scofflaw recently hired Scotland-based Media House International, a PR firm that specializes in crisis management and public affairs to help rehab its image abroad. Speaking to Brewbound from the U.K. on Tuesday, Scofflaw co-founder Matt Shirah said he was meeting with various “beer people” in an attempt to secure a new export deal.