COVID re-opening guidelines for commercial real estate. PLUS! — the lawsuit over cooked wine

May 29, 2020

With a number of Coronavirus re-opening plans varying widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, I thought it might be useful to send along the following links to pdfs that outline some best practices from Cushman and Wakefield. These are especially important both as regards health issues and to possible lawsuits from consumers and employees. The information […]

JaM Cellars files for new preliminary injunction against The Wine Group’s Franzia Brand; Trial date set

May 20, 2020

JaM Cellars’ “rich & buttery” federal lawsuit against The Wine Group’s Franzia brand heated up on May 15 when it filed a request for a preliminary injunction against The Wine Group in its trademark infringement case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco) Specifically, JaM seeks an Order […]

Vineyard House, Constellation resume battle for To Kalon designation rights in Federal Court trial to start Aug. 31

The long-running dispute between Constellation Brands (Robert Mondavi Winery) and The Vineyard House over To Kalon vineyard designation rights is scheduled for trial beginning August 31 in San Francisco U.S. Federal District Court for the Northern District Of California. Schedule Witness List due by 8/17/2020. Motions due by 8/12/2020. Opening Reports due by 7/17/2020. Rebuttal […]

O’Neill & Southern-Glazer’s Settle lawsuits over distro agreement termination in Five States

May 12, 2020

Late word from a very reliable source tells us that Ferrari-Carano in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek area is being purchased by Bill Foley. This is not yet confirmed. O’Neill Vintners and Distillers (O’NEILL), and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits (SGWS) have settled a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, over […]