Warning: This Entry May Make You Angry
The recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the important wine-related case of Costco v. Hoen is a disappointment to many in the industry who believe that that the state violates the law when it promotes anti-competitive regulations that hurt the consumer and benefit a small group.
Yet this issue is a very difficult one to wrap your arms around. It’s very complex and deals with an area of the law (Anti-Trust Issues) that few people are familiar enough with to understand the implications of the decision at hand.
I’ve been looking for a layman’s explanation of what happened in the 9th Circuit since the decision came down. I found one
Over at VINO FICTIONS, Thomas explains the case in plain and simple words in a post he entitles:
It is well worth a read. But I have to second his warning early on in the post: "WARNING: THIS BLOG ENTRY MAY MAKE YOU ANGRY"