State Appeals Costco’s Win In Liquor Regulation Case

Law360, New York (June 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Firing back at a federal judge’s earlier decision in the ongoing Costco litigation, the Washington State Liquor Control Board is refusing to step away from a case that pits federal antitrust laws against the state’s right to regulate alcohol.

In April, U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ordered Washington state to stop enforcing key parts of its three-tier system governing liquor sales and distribution.

That ruling held that certain elements of the system—minimum 10 percent markups, price posting and holding, a ban on credit purchases, uniform delivered...
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