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                            CHAPTER 415-S.F.No. 1618 
                  An act relating to liquor; modifying judicial remedies 
                  pertaining to brewers and wholesalers; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 325B.08. 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 325B.08, is 
        amended to read: 
           325B.08 [JUDICIAL REMEDIES.] 
           If a brewer engages in conduct prohibited under sections 
        325B.01 to 325B.17, a wholesaler may maintain a suit against the 
        brewer in federal or state court in Minnesota.  Such a venue may 
        not be waived except at the time that the lawsuit is filed.  The 
        court may grant equitable relief as is necessary to remedy the 
        effects of conduct which it finds to exist and which is 
        prohibited under sections 325B.01 to 325B.17, including, but not 
        limited to, declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.  The 
        court may, if it finds that the brewer has acted in bad faith in 
        invoking the amendment, termination, cancellation or nonrenewal 
        provisions of sections 325B.01 to 325B.17, or has unreasonably 
        withheld its consent to any assignment, transfer or sale of the 
        wholesaler's agreement, award punitive damages, as well as 
        actual damages, costs and attorneys fees. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor April 13, 2000 
           Signed by the governor April 17, 2000, 3:50 p.m.

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