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Class Action Against The Beer Store Dismissed

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The Ontario a $1.4 billion class action against The Beer Store, a chain of stores owned by 30 Ontario-based brewers. The lawsuit alleged that as a result of an agreement with the provincial , the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, the market for the supply of beer in Ontario had been allocated and thus, consumers were overcharged. The disagreed.

The Beer Store argued that its actions were authorized by valid provincial in that the distribution of alcohol had been heavily regulated since the end of . The company could not be civilly liable for those actions on the basis of its regulated conduct .

In a press release, Beer Store Board Chair Charlie Angelakos said, “We have always believed this case was completely without merit and now the court has agreed. The case was filled with factual errors and fundamentally misunderstood the way alcohol products are sold in Ontario.”

Michael Binetti
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

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