2018 ABL Annual Meeting a Success

2018 ABL Annual Meeting a Success Beverage Retailers from Across the Country Join ABL in New Orleans for Association’s 16th Annual Meeting March 19, 2018 – Bethesda, MD – Beverage retailers and their hospitality industry partners from across the country joined together in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 11-13 for American Beverage Licensees’ (ABL)…

Injured Man Wins $37.5M In Dram Shop Suit Against Club

Source: Law360 By Joyce Hanson March 14, 2018   A truck driver who became completely disabled and whose wife died in a drunken driving crash won a $37.5 million judgment Tuesday in Illinois state court in a dram shop lawsuit against the strip club that served the drunken driver, the man’s lawyers said. Judge Vincent…

Belleville City Council Approves Gambling Tax Hike Proposal

Bar owners, who own and operate video gaming machines are reeling after the City Council confirmed plans to raise video gaming and liquor license fees. On Monday night, the Belleville City Council voted in favor of a tax hike proposal that would boost city coffers by more than $180,000. The recent news triggered an avalanche of discontent…

Delaware: Debate begins over bill to lower BAC for DUI in Delaware

Source: Delaware 105.9 FM By Rob Petree March 5, 2018 The American Beverage Institute (ABI) is vehemently opposed to legislation that would lower the blood-alcohol arrest level for driving from the nationally recognized 0.08 BAC to 0.05 in Delaware. House Bill 320, if passed, would change the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) required for driving under…