State To Appeal Costco’s Win In Liquor Regulation Case

Law360, New York (May 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Less than a month after a federal judge ordered Washington state to stop enforcing key parts of its system governing liquor sales and distribution, the Washington State Liquor Control Board is planning to appeal the ruling, saying the judge ruled incorrectly when she placed federal laws ahead of the state's right to regulate alcohol.

The state announced this week that it will seek to stay the judge's decision while the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals considers the appeal, which must be filed by May 22,...
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