7th Circ. Gives AB InBev, Molson Antitrust Suit Another Round

By Mike LaSusa (September 5, 2019, 9:35 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Thursday revived a suit claiming Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors Brewing Co. conspired to restrict the flow of American beer exports to Ontario, Canada, saying some of the claims can stand because they don't relate to the actions of foreign governments.

The three-judge panel ruled that some of Mountain Crest SRL LLC's lawsuit is blocked by the act of state doctrine, which prohibits federal courts from invalidating the public acts of a foreign government.

Mountain Crest had asked a lower court to undo a rule barring the government-run Liquor Control Board of Ontario from selling beer in...

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