Judge: Bottle Bill NOT Retroactive

New York beer distributors are breathing a lot easier this morning as they learn that the draconian new expanded bottle bill, with increased handling fees and a new provision directing most unredeamed deposits to the state, which was enjoined for several months by the courts, will not be retroactive after all. You'll recall that, in an act of greed which would made the mafia blush, the state had claimed that the increased fees and escheats were retroactive, causing distributors to scramble to come up with the cash

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