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2014 Minimum Purchase Requirements, Maximum Signage Allowances, and Dram Shop Liability Limits

Minimum purchase requirements for wine and spirits

Distributors who sell wine and spirits are required to deliver to Retailers within the Distributors' territory once every two weeks if the Retailer places a minimum order. (235 ILCS 5/6-9.1). Minimum order dollar figures have been recently adjusted for 2014 and are as follows:

  • $276.86 for Chicago and adjacent counties;
  • $  69.21 for all other counties.

Cost adjustment for signs and other advertising materials

The Liquor Control Act permits Distributors/Manufacturers to give Retailers indoor and outdoor, permanent and temporary signs that promote the brands sold by the Distributor/Manufacturer (235 ILCS 5/6-6). Giving signage to a Retailer is not a violation of the Liquor Control Act’s tied-house provisions if the value of all signs per manufacturer and in use at any given time does not exceed the amounts listed below. Signage maximums reflect the adjusted amounts for 2014:

  • $2,149.64 for permanent outside signs;
  • $4,815.35 for permanent inside signs; and
  • $   786.58 for temporary inside signs and other advertising materials.

Please click on TPP-10 Signage Dollar Limits for the above limits dating back to 2005. If you have additional questions regarding these limits, please call the Illinois Liquor Control Commission at 312-814-2206.

Amount of minimum liability coverage allowed for 2014 increased to $209,501.99

The Illinois Liquor Control Act of 1934 [235 ILCS 5/6-21(a)] requires the Illinois Comptroller to determine each year the liability limits for causes of action brought under the Act in accordance with the consumer price index-u (CPI-U) during the preceding 12-month calendar year.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor, the CPI-U increased 1.50 percent during the preceding calendar year. Based upon the previous determinations, the 2014 Dram Shop Liability Limits have been adjusted as follows:

  • For causes of action involving persons injured or killed on or after January 20, 2014, the judgment or recovery under the Liquor Control Act of 1934 for injury to the person shall not exceed $65,017.86 for each person incurring damages;
  • For causes of action involving persons incurring property damage on or after January 20, 2014, the judgment or recovery under the Liquor Control Act of 1934 for property of any person shall not exceed $65,017.86 for each person incurring damages; and
  • For causes of action under the Liquor Control Act of 1934 for either loss of means of support or loss of society resulting from the death or injury of any person on or after January 20, 2014, the judgment or recovery shall not exceed $79,466.27.

For liability limits dating back to 2005, please click on Dram Shop Liability Limits on the the Illinois Comptroller's Office website. If you have additional questions regarding Dram Shop Insurance, please call the Illinois Liquor Control Commission at 312-814-2206.

 


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