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Apr 01, 2020

Inside the CARES Act: COVID-19 Update – SBA Releases Sample Application for Paycheck Protection Program

Businesses actively awaiting guidance from the Small Business Administration (SBA) regarding the process for application to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Paycheck Protection Program were given some guidance yesterday evening. The SBA released a Sample Application for the Paycheck Protection Program. » Read More

Apr 01, 2020

TTB Steps Up Amid Crisis—Postpones Excise Tax Filing and Payment Dates

We all know that alcoholic beverage retailers have been hit hard by COVID-19, but so have alcoholic beverage manufacturers. Reduced retail sales translate to reduced manufacturer sales (particularly draught beer). By now you have certainly heard about the CARES Act, where the federal government will be providing aid and incentives to many small businesses. » Read More

Mar 30, 2020

New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Issues Guidance Concerning COVID-19 Emergency Operations

Following last week’s Executive Order No. 107, the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) has issued Advisory Notice AN 2020-03 regarding industry member’s operations amidst the COVID-19 emergency, as well as a Special Ruling relaxing certain provisions of its May 29, 2019, Special Ruling Authorizing Certain Activities By Holders of Limited Licenses. » Read More

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