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Legal Issues In Massachusetts Re: The Pricing Of Alcoholic Beverages

 

Legal Issues In Massachusetts Re: The Pricing Of Alcoholic Beverages By John P. Connell, Esq.   Introduction The comprehensive statutory program for the regulation of the alcoholic beverages industry in Massachusetts includes provisions for the control of pricing of alcoholic beverages in the wholesale sector. G.L.c. 138, §25B requires that price schedules be verified and filed for Continue Reading

Legal Issues Involved When Alcoholic Beverage Suppliers Attempt to Terminate Brand Shipments To Wholesalers In Massachusetts

 

Legal Issues Involved When Alcoholic Beverage Suppliers Attempt to Terminate Brand Shipments To Wholesalers In Massachusetts By John P. Connell, Esq. Introduction General Laws c. 138, §25E, makes it an unfair trade practice for an alcoholic beverage supplier, absent “good cause,” to refuse to sell to a wholesaler a brand item if the supplier “has made regular sales of such Continue Reading

“Pocket Licenses” in Massachusetts

 

“Pocket Licenses” in Massachusetts By John P. Connell & Robin E. Sosnow “Pocket licenses,” as they are known in Massachusetts, are properly issued and current liquor license that are not being used because the licensed establishment, for whatever reason, has either temporarily closed its doors or stopped doing business altogether. Businesses can shut their doors for a host of reasons, Continue Reading