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Superior Court Holds DBR Lacks Authority To Authorize Sale Of Distilled Liquor By The Bottle

The Superior Court has held that the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation ("DBR") lacked the authority to authorize a nightclub (the "Club") to sell distilled liquor by the bottle to its patrons in the "VIP" section. In a challenge brought by the Providence Board of Licenses, the Court said the General Assembly had not delegated this authority to DBR.