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In Utah, lawsuit challenging liquor laws dismissed

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August 31, 2012


By Justin Haas

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah A lawsuit which challenged Utah's liquor laws has recently been dismissed.[1]

The issue was a law passed by the Utah State Legislature last year that prohibited social clubs from offering drink specials. The law also linked the state's liquor license quota system to not only population, but to the number of officers assigned to enforcing liquor laws.[1]

The Utah Hospitality Association claimed that the law was "unconstitutionally vague" because it didn't define what discount means, what prices constitute the promotion of overconsumption, how many police officers affect the quota system and whether clubs may hold happy hours.[1]

The case was dismissed after the state clarified how businesses could legally offer discounted drinks, set prices, and alter menus.[1]

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