High Court Won't Hear Conn. Liquor Pricing Law Challenge

Law360 (April 6, 2020, 6:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider Total Wine & More's challenge of Connecticut's liquor pricing law after the Second Circuit found last year that the controls don't violate federal antitrust law.

As is customary, the justices offered no explanation for their refusal to hear the challenge from Total Wine & More's Connecticut arm. The ruling leaves intact state requirements that set minimum sale prices for alcohol wholesalers, ban wholesalers from offering discounts for higher-volume purchases and force them to post their prices at the beginning of each month and hold them there.

The case dates back to 2016,...

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