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AMENDMENTS TO MASSACHUSETTS LIQUOR CONTROL ACT IN DISCUSSION AT THE STATE HOUSE

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  On November 12, 2013, the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure held a public hearing at the State House in Boston to discuss various bills introduced in connection with the Massachusetts Liquor Control Act (M.G.L. c. 138).  Members of the alcoholic beverage industry came from throughout the Commonwealth to testify about Continue Reading...
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IN THE NEWS: CERTAIN ADVERTISING PRACTICES IN THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE INDUSTRY PROHIBITED

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  Sellers and manufacturers of alcoholic beverages have seen a crack down in enforcement of advertising regulations recently.  Throughout the nation, alcohol industry authorities have made the news in their efforts to ban certain alcoholic beverage advertising practices.  While some of those advertising violations were upheld, others proved unsuccessful and merely provided more publicity Continue Reading...
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WHEN CUSTOMERS DON’T GET WHAT THEY PAID FOR

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  Liquor retailers have made recent headlines after getting caught switching out the contents of top-shelf liquor bottles and selling their customers cheap liquor for more.  In the past year, over one hundred investigators for the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) in the state of New Jersey participated in a probe known as “Operation Swill” Continue Reading...
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APPLYING FOR THE ABCC’S NEW “FARMER SERIES POURING PERMIT”

The Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  There is a new type of State license that licensees of farmer-breweries, farmer-wineries and farmer-distilleries should now apply for when seeking authorization to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on their premises.  Pursuant to an advisory issued by the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (“ABCC”) on August 17, 2013, any licensed farmer-brewery, farmer-winery Continue Reading...
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WHEN ONLINE CROWDFUNDING MEETS THE BREWING INDUSTRY

The Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  In light of the digital age, it is a growing trend for start-up companies and entrepreneurs to use online crowdfunding to finance their operations. Internet portals have become a convenient tool for emerging businesses striving to meet their start-up costs. Businesses in the brewing industry, especially smaller craft breweries, are one such Continue Reading...
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