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  • Court Upholds Violation Of Pandemic Curfew

    The Franklin County Court of Appeals, on Sept. 30, rendered a decision which affirmed in part and reversed in part a common pleas case involving three Liquor Control Commission orders.
  • Court: Dine Safe Order Violation Not ‘Disorderly Conduct’

    The Franklin County Court of Appeals on Sept. 30 rendered a decision in which the common pleas court affirmed an Aug. 21, 2020, order of the Liquor Control Commission finding...
  • Affirmative Defense Requires Close ID Checking

    As every liquor permit holder in Ohio must be aware and, as I repeatedly write in this column, underage sales of alcohol citations are the most common cases I observe...
  • District Court Rejects Challenge To Three-Tier System

    As previously reported in “Legally Speaking,” an out-of-state retailer and an Ohio wine consumer have challenged Ohio statutes which prohibit out-of-state retailers from shipping alcohol directly to Ohio consumers.
  • Ohio Uses Its Authority To Regulate Alcohol

    A free market in alcoholic beverages has never existed in American history. A 1970 U.S. Supreme Court decision noted that, in 1660, “the precursor of modern-day liquor legislation was enacted...