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KHF is proud to share that Jacklyn Fetbroyt will be presenting at the National Business Institute (NBI) seminar “Negotiating Business Contracts” on September 21, 2018. Jacklyn Fetbroyt will speak on the following topics and more:

Contract Risk Allocation Secrets: Safeguard Clients and Preserve Business Relationships

  1. How Key Risk-Shifting Provisions Interrelate
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By David Scott

David R. ScottIn June, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced the largest fine ever imposed upon a beer wholesaler by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.[1]  The Hunterdon Brewing Company (“Hunterdon”) agreed to a fine of $2 million to avoid a suspension of its license in light of allegations that it committed trade practice violations.[2]  Beer wholesalers such as Hunterdon act as intermediaries between brewers and retailers by purchasing beer from craft breweries such as Dogfish Head, Weyerbacher, and Avery and reselling the beer to retailers such as bars and restaurants.  Chief among Hunterdon’s alleged trade practice violations was its alleged sale of draft beer tap systems at “below fair market prices” in violation of N.J.A.C. 13:2-24.1.[3]

The regulations Hunterdon is said to have violated are part of a three-tier distribution system that was established by most states in the aftermath of prohibition.[4]  The three-tier distribution system, which traces its origins to a study entitled Toward Liquor Control that was financed by John D. Rockerfeller, Jr., a noted teetotaler, creates a separation between alcohol manufacturers and retailers.[5]  As a result, wholesalers like Hunterdon exist to act as intermediaries between brewers and bars for the sale of beer.

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When dealing with legal matters, company records and data pertaining to litigation is of vital importance in the resolution of the matter at hand.  When a company becomes aware that it is involved in, or may become involved in, litigation, a litigation hold should…
Litigation Holds
When dealing with legal matters, company records and data pertaining to litigation is of vital importance in the resolution of the matter at hand.  When a company becomes aware that it is involved in, or may become involved in, litigation, a litigation hold should be entered.  A litigation hold (sometimes referred to as a preservation order or a hold order) prevents the destruction, alteration, or hiding of any and all data or information that may become a part of the discovery process at a later time in the litigation. Continue reading →
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