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The Law of Handmade

It’s a little hard to believe. After all the centuries, it is still nearly impossible to define what “handmade” is. That’s good for Maker’s Mark and Tito, etc. On the other hand, no pun intended, it is not so hard to see what “handmade” is not. We still have a battle of those two poles. […]

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Horses, Bourbon, Kentucky

I stumbled upon an interesting article in the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law of all places. Even though it’s based in Kentucky, I am startled to see that perhaps Mark Brown missed this, in the wee hours of the night, when he combs through the booze press near and far. The […]

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How Old is that Old Charter?

The plaintiff in a would-be class action lawsuit against Sazerac voluntarily dismissed all his claims in late January, ending the litigation. The case (Parker v. Buffalo Trace Distillery, Inc. et al.) began in November of last year, and concerned a subtle change on the label of Sazerac’s “Old Charter” brand of bourbon whiskey. The older and newer labels […]

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Main Tito’s Case Dismissed

The main Tito’s Handmade Vodka case has been dismissed, after 19 months of heated litigation. Details are not available so far. The main case was Hofmann v. Fifth Dimension, Inc. (first filed in state court in September of 2014 then removed to federal court in San Diego a month later). A second and similar case, Cabrera […]

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Tolerance, Intent, and Deception: Sixth Circuit Decides on A-B Labeling

On March 22, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a putative class action lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch. In In re: Anheuser-Busch Beer Labeling Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, the Sixth Circuit held that A-B’s compliance with federal regulations governing alcohol content provided A-B with a safe […]

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