Committees within the Florida House and Senate began discussions regarding the regulatory scheme surrounding beer in Florida on Wednesday. It was generally a day for the legislators to discuss the basics and gain some knowledge. In the Senate, the Regulated Industries Committee heard a presentation from an attorney with the […]
It’s Christmas Eve, so the State filed its reply in support of its motion to dismiss the growler lawsuit. The State generally built some straw men and knocked them down with ease.
Defendants began by arguing simply that the statutory purpose of avoiding excessive consumption cannot be refuted by plaintiff. Defendants […]
The day after Senator Latvala filed his straight-forward growler bill that would leave the container laws in place and specifically allow growlers of 32, 64 and 128 ounces, there are some updates on the growler litigation filed in Federal court.
First, Judge Robin L. Rosenberg quickly denied a motion for oral […]
Representative Gregory Steube filed HB 107 yesterday. The bill follows much of the language of the bills we saw in the previous session. For example, it would allow breweries to operate taprooms without separately acquiring a retail license. In those taprooms, the proposed bill would require that at least 70 […]
The Office of the Attorney General, on behalf of Defendants Lawson and Spicola (DBPR and ABT), filed its Motion to Dismiss the “growler lawsuit” this morning. The incorporated memorandum of law in support of the motion generally lays out a history lesson of how the statute was originally enacted, provides […]
Most are probably aware now that a lawsuit has been filed against the State of Florida (the Secretary of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which oversees the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco and the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco) seeking a declaration that […]