Tag: Jones Walker

Jim RosicaDecember 29, 2018
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State regulators are appealing an administrative law judge’s ruling that could allow retailers to sell hard liquor in their main stores, instead of in separate stores as they do now.  The Department of Business Professional Regulation (DBPR), which oversees booze sales through its Division of Alcoholic Beverages And Tobacco (ABT), on Friday filed a notice of appeal to […]

Jim RosicaDecember 1, 2018
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An administrative law judge has sent a wrecking ball through the wall that separates whiskey from Wheaties in Florida.  Judge John D.C. Newton II‘s final order, filed Friday, opens the possibility for big-box retailers to sell hard liquor in their main stores, instead of in separate stores as they do now.  The order also confirmed that Walmart “seeks to obtain, […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 25, 2018
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Target and Walmart are heading to court to get an administrative law judge to give them what Gov. Rick Scott wouldn’t: The ability to sell whiskey and Wheaties in the same store.  The big-box retailers late Monday filed an administrative challenge against the state’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages And Tobacco (ABT). At issue: The state’s obscure, 24-year-old “Restaurant Rule,” which restricts […]

Staff ReportsJune 25, 2018
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Marc Dunbar, the Tallahassee-based gaming lawyer and lobbyist, no longer will represent Canada’s The Stronach Group, operator of Hallandale Beach’s Gulfstream Park racetrack and casino. The group bills itself as “North America’s largest thoroughbred horse-racing company.” Dunbar said he withdrew his lobbying registration for the group on Friday. The parting was mutual, he added. “I […]

Drew WilsonMay 25, 2018
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Jones Walker reported median earnings of $521,000 during the first quarter of 2018, which included the whole of the 2018 Legislative Session. Lobbyists must report their quarterly earnings in ranges covering $10,000 increments up to $50,000. If Jones Walker’s clients paid the top dollar in their reported ranges, the firm could have brought up to $750,000 […]

Jim RosicaOctober 30, 2017
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Beer distributors and independent liquor stores are lining up to oppose a proposal for high-tech beer and wine vending machines in South Florida. The Beer Industry of Florida, the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association, and the Florida Independent Spirits Association filed separate motions to intervene in the case last Thursday. A newly-formed Miami-Dade company is seeking an OK from the state’s Division of […]

Drew WilsonNovember 16, 2015
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Jones Walker represented 24 clients last quarter and brought in an estimated $287,000 in fees between July 1 and Sept. 30, according to its recently filed lobbying compensation report. A large amount of that money came to the Tallahassee-based group from clients in the gaming industry. Bally, which manufactures slot machines, paid $30,000 in fees last quarter, […]


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