Law Center - POSTED: 2011/03/07 18:12
The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that denied some retailers' claim that the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission was issued too many alcohol permits.
The Indianapolis Star reported Saturday that a three-judge appeal panel unanimously upheld a Marion Superior Court decision to allow the panel to continue granting alcohol sales permits.
The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers, which represents package liquor stores, had sued the commission last year. It claimed the commission was issuing beer-sales permits above state-mandated quotas.
A Marion Superior Court judge denied the group's request to force the commission to change its permit distribution process until the lawsuit could go through the court system.