In re B.Y.O.B. Inc.

Ruling: 
Proceedings concerning state regulation of alcoholic beverages were not subject to stay pursuant to police and regulatory powers exception.
Procedural posture: 
The Montana Department of Revenue (DOR) filed a motion seeking a determination that pending state court actions involving the DOR and a chapter 11 debtor and the DOR's administrative enforcement actions against the debtor based on the DOR's regulation of alcoholic beverages in Montana were exempt from the automatic stay pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 362(b)(4) under the DOR's police and regulatory power.
Issue: 
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 17,2012, LexisNexis #0312-039