January 22, 2019
Last week, two unlicensed wedding barns filed a lawsuit against the State of Wisconsin in an attempt to get a judge to rule that they can continue to ignore the Wisconsin law that requires their businesses to be licensed. The Tavern League of Wisconsin believes that this lawsuit will jeopardize all licensure and regulation of establishments that serve alcohol in Wisconsin.
Contrary to their claims, requiring Wedding barns and other venues to follow the law will not jeopardize their business, but is essential in treating all businesses equally under the law.
See the below memo from TLW President Chris
Marsicano, as well as supporting documents.
Wedding Barn Lawsuit Memo to Legislature
AG Schimel Barn Opinion
Wedding Barns Memo