Category Archives: Litigation

What We’re Watching —

CBS 60 Minutes Looks at the Collector Who Blew the Whistle on Fake Wines Con artists who foist fake wine on vulnerable collectors willing to pay huge sums for it have been a little nervous since Bill Koch got swindled. … Continue reading

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Virginia ABC Nabs Bootlegger on Tip from Tennessee

A collaborative enforcement effort between the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission is expected to result in multiple felony and

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Nebraska Supreme Court Rejects Whiteclay Liquor Stores Appeal

The liquor stores had appealed a decision by the state regulator not to renew their licenses.  Although they were in a village of just nine residents, they sold 3.5 million cans of beer a year, most of it to

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New Yorker Pleads Guilty to Selling Fake Pappy Van Winkler

A resident of New York pleaded guilty to selling two bottles of counterfeit Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, for $1,500 last year.

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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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