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Constitutional Challenge to North Carolina Distribution Laws Moves Forward

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A lawsuit brought by two North Carolina breweries that challenges the constitutionality of the state's distribution laws is inching toward a trial.
Last Thursday, Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour denied the state's motions to dismiss the case or send it to a three-judge panel.
A trial date has not been set.
Acting under the Craft Freedom LLC corporate banner, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and NoDa Brewing Co. filed the lawsuit one year ago alleging that North Carolina's 25,000 barrel self-distribution cap, as well as franchise laws that lock breweries into contracts with their wholesalers...
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