View Full Version : Calf. Law

10-18-2006, 11:20 AM
I have heard that Calf. has a law to protect soft drink dist. buy making the company pay a certain amount per case buy out.

Does any one know about this.

Thanks alot.

10-18-2006, 12:02 PM
That doesn't sound right to me. But being California who knows......Having the government get into business telling what they have to do as far as buy backs is a slippery slope to me. I understand regulation but dictating "protection" is anti capitalism to me.

Ron Swedelson
10-18-2006, 12:35 PM
It goes back from Sobe, when they pulled out. It almost put a standard of like $2 per case. The second tier is, if you agree to purchase a certain number of cases in a contract, then you have basicaly signed a purchase order, and could be held to all thoes cases. So it goes both ways, distributors are protected by precident (you would have to go to court as I do not believe this is written law) and the suppliers are protected from dist. just sitting on their brand and holding it hostage.

10-18-2006, 12:47 PM
Ron, So it is a contractual liability,held up by tort law, not a law???????