Chapter 4 - Case Brief

Chapter 4 - Case Brief - Chapter 4 Case Brief BAD FROG...

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Chapter 4 – Case Brief BAD FROG BREWERY v. NEW YORK STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1998. 134 F.3d 87. FACTS: Renaissance Beer Company applied to the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA) for brand authority to sell beer made by Bad Frog Brewery, Inc. The NYSLA denied the application in part because the beer’s label depicts a frog “giving the finger,” which could be viewed by children of tender age who were in grocery and convenience stores. Bad Frog sought an injunction against the NYSLA to allow their application for brand approval. The trial court ruled in favor of the NYSLA and Bad Frog appealed the ruling. ISSUE: Whether the state of New York has established a compelling interest in protecting the physical and psychological well-being of minors by banning the label of Bad Frog Brewery which depicts a frog making a gesture with its middle finger? DECISION:
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