7th Circ. Revives Challenge To Ill. Wine Distribution Law

Law360 (November 29, 2018, 8:25 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday revived a wine store owner’s suit claiming Illinois’ alcohol distribution law that bans out-of-state wine retailers from shipping directly to consumers in the state is unconstitutional, finding that questions remain about the justification of the law.

In a unanimous decision written by U.S. Circuit Judge Diane Wood, the panel reversed a lower court’s decision to dismiss the suit by Lebamoff Enterprises Inc., an Indiana wine seller; its owner; and an Illinois-based wine aficionado, ruling that the Illinois district judge was “too quick” to accept the state’s argument that the Illinois Liquor Control Act of 1934’s regulation is...

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Appellate - 7th Circuit

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3440 Other Civil Rights

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July 24, 2017

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