The Story Behind the Johndrow Vs. Wines 'Til Sold Out Lawsuit

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Shawn Farrell of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC highlights details of the online wine retailer facing claims from a previous winery partner.

Johndrow Vineyards, LLC (“Johndrow”) entered into a purchase order with International Wine Logistics & Consolidation (“IWLC”) for the purchase of four (4) vintages of wine. Johndrow received payment for three (3) of the four (4) vintages in a timely manner. The fourth vintage; however, exhibited an exceptionally high amount of bottle breakage during normal handling. These bottles are potentially more susceptible to breakage and, thus, contain a safety risk to the end consumer who would physically handle them. Johndrow refused to accept a return of this vintage from IWLC. Instead, Johndrow instituted litigation against IWLC and WTSO (Wines 'Til Sold Out), which is part of New Jersey's Wine Marketing Group, LLC.

Wine Marketing Group, LLC is a marketing company sells on the behalf of retailers and wineries including WTSO. The case was filed with Wine Marketing Group in California and WTSO in Oklahoma.

Regardless of any outcome in the lawsuit, neither IWLC nor WTSO intend to ever sell these bottles because of the potential safety hazards to their valued customers. These bottles will either be returned to Johndrow or disposed of. Both IWLC and WTSO value the health and safety of its customers beyond any pecuniary gain from the sale of this wine.

Shawn Farrell of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC represents Wine Marketing Group, LLC in case 3:19-cv-02192.

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