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Mar 24, 2020

New Orleans Restaurant Files Suit Against Insurance Carrier for Losses Resulting From Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On Monday, March 16, 2020, a prominent New Orleans restaurant became the first business nationwide to file suit against an insurance carrier for losses sustained as a result of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”). In Cajun Conti, LLC et al. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, et al. » Read More

Mar 24, 2020

COVID-19 and the New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Industry

Over the past week, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy has issued two Executive Orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The most recent, Executive Order No. 107 signed on March 21, 2020 (superseding Executive Order No. 104), includes several provisions directly affecting members of New Jersey’s alcoholic beverage industry. » Read More

Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Temporary Advisory Notice: Breaking Down the Latest Guidance From the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

On March 18, 2020, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (“PLCB”) issued Advisory Notice No. 26: Temporary Cessation of the Sale of Food and Alcohol for On-Premises Consumption Relative to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. There is not much difference in this Advisory Notice from the PLCB’s previous releases, but there is certainly a new tone regarding enforcement of these rules. » Read More

Mar 17, 2020

Brewery Operations Can Remain Open: A Coronavirus Update

Last evening, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board circulated the press release from Governor Wolf updating businesses on guidance for coronavirus (COVID-19) mitigation efforts, and while the press release discusses closures of certain businesses, it also clarifies any question whether a brewery can continue manufacturing beer. » Read More

Mar 16, 2020

Grocery and Convenience Stores’ Beer and Wine Sales: A Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Today, Governor Wolf ordered the mandatory shutdown of all non-essential businesses, which includes casinos, bars, shopping malls, Pennsylvania Fine Wine and Good Spirits, and restaurants, although restaurants can stay open to offer only carry-out and delivery. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations remain essential businesses that are allowed to remain open during this current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. » Read More

Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Pennsylvania Food and Beverage Businesses

This blog post will contain the latest updates for restaurant, bar, hotel, tavern, brewery, winery, and distillery licensees related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Pennsylvania (Latest Update: April 3, 2020, 9:00 AM). Below the updates, we included some compliance tips to think about if you choose to or are forced to close your food or beverage business. » Read More

Mar 03, 2020

Ted Zeller and Matt Andersen in the News: New Craft Beverage Tastes Run Afoul of Distribution Laws

Feb 18, 2020

Matt Andersen in the News: Personal Care Home Gets OK for Restaurant Liquor License

Matthew B. Andersen, an Associate of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., was quoted in The Morning Call article, “Personal care home gets OK for restaurant liquor license.”

The article refers to our client, Parkland Manor, a personal care and independent living facility, obtaining a liquor license for their on-site restaurant. » Read More