1st Circ. Leaves Cork In Mass. Small Winery Sales Law

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 7:11 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld an injunction against a 2006 Massachusetts law that allows small wineries to sell their products directly to individuals and retailers while restricting larger, out-of-state vintners from engaging in the same practice.

Thursday's ruling, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, said a federal judge was right to enjoin the statute on the grounds that it discriminates against interstate commerce in violation of the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

"It is clear that Section 2 of...
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