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January 05, 2019

Weekly litigation report — January 5, 2019

PLF files opposition to summary judgment in suit to protect happy hour speech Since PLF client Geoff Tracy filed his lawsuit to strike down Virginia's ban on Happy Hour advertising, the state of Virginia has attempted every trick in the book to defend its silly ban on "Thirsty Thursdays." Most recently, Virginia's motion for summary ...

December 22, 2018

Weekly litigation report — December 22, 2018

PLF asks Supreme Court to hear Alaska permafrost case This week, PLF filed a petition asking the United States Supreme Court to review Tin Cup, LLC v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a case that asks whether the federal government can control land uses on buried frozen permafrost just because the government claims such permafrost is a "navigable ...

December 21, 2018

There’s no evidence that truthful happy hour advertising sends Virginians into a binge fest

We've finally made it to the merits in our happy hour advertising lawsuit against Virginia's absurd censorship regime. It's been a struggle. As I detailed in the Washington Post, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) and the state Attorney General's office have barraged our plaintiffs with onerous and time-consuming discovery requ ...

May 29, 2018

No, Virginia, we’re not going anywhere

As readers know, Virginia strictly forbids having too much fun with happy hour advertisements. The state allows businesses to use the sanitized statements “Happy Hour,” or “Drink Specials,” but forbids restaurants from advertising the price of any happy hour drink, or using fun phrases like “Sunday Funday,” (or & ...

March 28, 2018

Don’t tread on happy hour

Today we filed this First Amendment lawsuit arguing that the government can’t censor truthful, non-misleading speech—even if it has to do with :: gasp:: alcohol. In Virginia, it’s perfectly legal to have happy hour, it’s just not legal to talk about it.  The state severely restricts the way restaurants can advertise their ...

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