New Utah Alcohol Rules Reek Of Price-Fixing: Suit

Law360, New York (July 1, 2011, 5:08 PM EDT) -- The Utah Hospitality Association filed a suit Thursday claiming that Utah's new alcohol regulations, including a ban on drink specials, amount to price-fixing.

The group, which represents the state's social clubs, claims that the regulations signed into law in March by Gov. Gary Herbert violate the Sherman Act by regulating the price of alcoholic beverages.

State officials "conspired to supplant the federal government's authority over commerce by enacting amendments ... that created illegal restraints on trade," the suit said.

Utah has placed other strict regulations on...
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