AB Gets Mixed Victory under Granholm

District Judge Robert Dow has granted Anheuser-Busch InBev a partial motion for summary judgment on the Commerce Clause claim. Current Illinois law allows in-state brewers to self-distribute but does not allow out-of-state brewers the same privilege. Recall that A-B had sued the Illinois Liquor Board so that it could close on its purchase of Soave Enterprises, their distributor in Chicago.

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