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Wis. Supreme Court Says Drinking Rules Are Legal

Law360 (May 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that numerous bars in the college town of Madison were not violating state antitrust laws when they agreed, under pressure from city officials to curb student binge drinking, not to offer drink specials on the weekends.

In a 3-1 decision on Tuesday, the high court of the state upheld an appeals court decision dismissing the case, saying that the city's pressure on the bar owners and its power over them effectively granted them antitrust immunity since they were acting in...
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