A second round of wine-related litigation is fermenting across the nation, challenging state shipping laws that limit direct sales to consumers. New suits and amended complaints are attacking requirements that consumers buy wine in person, and wineries are challenging shipping limits based on production volume. The recent suits put a new twist on the direct-shipping issues that prompted a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling which found that New York and Michigan discriminated against out-of-state wineries.
New Vintage of Wine Litigation Is Fermenting
The National Law Journal
February 2, 2007