Md. Fails To Win Rehearing Of 4th Circ. Liquor Ruling

Law360, New York (August 12, 2009, 9:37 PM EDT) -- Maryland has failed to win a rehearing from a federal appeals court that found the state’s temperance-minded liquor and wine regulations are a form of horizontal price-fixing prohibited by federal antitrust law.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied Maryland’s bid for a rehearing en banc, leaving intact last month’s decision not to reverse its earlier holding that the liquor regulations unlawfully control the prices wholesalers can offer large retailers.

“The petition for rehearing en banc was circulated to the full...
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