Category Archives: Litigation

Maryland Liquor Lobbyist Charged with Bribery

Matthew Gorman, a Hyattsville, Md., attorney and lobbyist was charged with bribery.  Federal officials say Gorman gave former Maryland State Delegate and former Prince George’s County

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Bacardi Sues Treasury Over CubaExport Info

Bacardi & Co. Ltd. and its Bacardi U.S.A. Inc. unit sued the Treasury Department for information about how state-owned CubaExport last year received a U.S. license to renew the disputed “Havana Club” trademark.

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Mountain Crest Sues ABI, MolsonCoors Alleging Antitrust Scheme

The brewer of Mountain Crest beer said in the lawsuit that Anheuser-Busch Inbev and Molson Coors Brewing Co. had an arrangement with the Ontario Liquor Control Board restricting the sale of other U.S. beer in Ontario.  That, the company says, … Continue reading

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Indiana High Court Spikes Monarch Beverage Bid for Liquor License

Monarch Beverage can’t enter the liquor business through an affiliated company, Spirited Sales LLC, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled. “We find that the (Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco) Commission’s denial conformed to the statute’s plain language, and the Commission did not … Continue reading

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Indiana High Court Spikes Monarch Beverage Bid for Liquor License

Monarch Beverage can’t enter the liquor business through an affiliated company, Spirited Sales LLC, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled. “We find that the (Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco)

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WV Wine Distributors Sue Johnson Brothers, Say It Seeks Monopoly

Six West Virginia wine distributors sued Johnson Brothers Liquor Co. and its West Virginia operation, Mountain State Beverage.   This according to the attorney representing the distributors in the suit, Steve Ruby of Bailey & Glasser, LLP. The distributors’ lawsuit alleges … Continue reading

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