Wis. ‘Artisanal Butter Ban’ Unconstitutional, Ohio Co. Says

Law360, New York (April 20, 2017, 8:43 PM EDT) -- An Ohio-based cheese and butter producer hit the state of Wisconsin with a suit Thursday in federal court, claiming that the state’s law mandating that all butter receive a government-issued grade before it can be sold within its borders is arbitrary, costly, anti-competitive and unconstitutional.

In a complaint filed in Wisconsin federal court, Minerva Dairy Inc. and its president, Adam Mueller, allege that their 14th Amendment rights are being trampled by a Wisconsin statute that prohibits the sale of any butter not approved by a state-licensed...
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Case Information

Case Title

Minerva Dairy, Inc. et al v. Brancel, Ben et al

Case Number



Wisconsin Western

Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute


James D. Peterson

Date Filed

April 20, 2017


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