Articles Tagged with 'Lawsuits'

Last Call: Stone Brewing Makes Headlines; Boston Beer Fined in New York

Last Call: Stone Brewing Makes Headlines; Boston Beer Fined in New York

In this week’s Last Call: Stone Brewing files an injunction against MillerCoors and terminates its sponsorship deal with NOFX; the New York state Liquor Authority fines Boston Beer for unregistered products; Good City Brewing announces plans for second brewery near Milwaukee Bucks’ new arena; and more news.

Constitutional Challenge to North Carolina Distribution Laws Moves Forward

Constitutional Challenge to North Carolina Distribution Laws Moves Forward

A lawsuit brought by two North Carolina breweries that challenges the constitutionality of the state’s distribution laws is inching toward a trial. Last Thursday, Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour denied the state’s motions to dismiss the case or send it to a three-judge panel. A trial date has not been set.

MillerCoors Responds, Calls Stone Brewing Trademark Suit ‘Meritless’

MillerCoors Responds, Calls Stone Brewing Trademark Suit ‘Meritless’

It took two months, but MillerCoors has finally responded to Stone Brewing’s trademark lawsuit. In February, the San Diego craft brewery filed a lawsuit against the multinational beer company alleging that its rebranded packaging and advertisements for the Keystone brand infringed upon Stone Brewing’s own “Stone” trademark. Early this morning, MillerCoors answered back with several counterclaims.

Craft Beer Guild to Again Appeal $2.6 Million ‘Pay-to-Play’ Fine

Craft Beer Guild to Again Appeal $2.6 Million ‘Pay-to-Play’ Fine

Massachusetts beer wholesaler Craft Beer Guild Thursday announced that it would appeal a judge’s order from earlier this week that upheld a $2.6 million fine for breaking state laws prohibiting unfair trade practices and illegal “pay-to-play” activities.