Decisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board makes its opinions available in accordance with the California Public Records Act and as a convenience to members of the public. The California Public Records Act (PRA), while protecting individuals’ rights to privacy, provides that access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business is a fundamental and necessary right to every person in this State. (Government Code section 6250 et seq.)

We strive to make this information as timely and complete as possible. However, no representation or warranty is made that the information is current or accurate — it is provided on an “as is” basis.  Cases may have been appealed to a higher court, and reversed, amended, or otherwise affected by subsequent action.

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NOTE: An Appeals Board decision usually includes an “Appendix” that sets forth the decision of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control that is being appealed. The decisions on this website do not include the Department decisions. Copies of Department decisions may be obtained from the Department. Click here to go to the website for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

IMPORTANT!  Before citing an Appeals Board case, please check the list below for possible subsequent action.

Cases With Subsequent Action

AB-6826

  • annulled and remanded to Appeals Board by: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Anheuser-Busch, Inc. (1999) 71 Cal.App.4th 1518 [84 Cal.Rptr.2d 621].

AB-6895

  • reversed by: Acapulco Restaurants v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board (1998) 67 Cal.App.4th 575 [79 Cal.Rptr.2d 126].

AB-6967

  • reversed by: AB-8384

AB-6981

  • reversed by: Santa Ana Food Market, Inc. v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board (1999) 76 Cal.App.4th 570 [90 Cal.Rptr.2d 523].

AB-7184

  • reversed by unpublished opinion: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Klein/Lippman, 2000 Cal. App. Unpub. (Cal.App.2d Dist., January 26, 2000).

subsequent history, see: AB-7184a

AB-7316a

  • reversed by: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Southland Corporation/Pannu (2002) 103 Cal.App.4th 1084 [127 Cal.Rptr.2d 652].

AB-7515

  • reversed by: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Deleuze (2002) 100 Cal.App.4th 1066 [123 Cal.Rptr.2d 278].

AB-7606

  • annulled & remanded for reconsideration of penalty by: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Vicary (2002) 99 Cal.App.4th 880 [121 Cal.Rptr.2d 753].

subsequent history, see: AB-7606a & AB-7606b

AB-7658

  • affirmed by: Caressa Camille, Inc. v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (2002) 99 Cal.App.4th 1094 [121 Cal.Rptr.2d 758].

AB-7762

  • reversed by unpublished opinion: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Circle K Stores, Inc., 2002 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 7004 (Cal.App.4th Dist., July 30, 2002).

AB-7766

  • annulled & remanded by: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & 4805 Convoy, Inc. (2002) 100 Cal.App.4th 1094 [122 Cal.Rptr.2d 854].

subsequent history, see: AB-7766a

AB-7813

  • reversed & remanded by: CMPB Friends, Inc. v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board (2002) 100 Cal.App.4th 1250 [122 Cal.Rptr.2d 914]. s

Subsequent history, see: AB-7813a

AB-7848

  • reversed by: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & 7-Eleven/Keller (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 1687 [1 Cal.Rptr.3d 339].

AB-8028

  • reversed by unpublished opinion: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & 7-Eleven/Dasmann, 2004 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 2503 (Cal.App.2d Dist., Mar. 18, 2004).

AB-8042

  • reversed by unpublished opinion: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Gill 2004 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 7102 (Cal.App.3d.Dist., July 27, 2004).

AB-8044

  • reversed by: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Masani (2004) 118 Cal.App.4th 1429 [13 Cal.Rptr.3d 826].

AB-8099

  • affirmed by: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Quintanar (2006) 40 Cal.4th 1 [50 Cal.Rptr.3d 585, 145 P3d 462].

AB-8121

  • affirmed by: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & KV Mart (2006) 40 Cal.4th 1 [50 Cal.Rptr.3d 585, 145 P.3d 462].

AB-8131

  • reversed by unpublished opinion: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & BP West Coast Products, 2004 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 8340 (Cal.App.5th Dist., Sept. 13, 2004).

AB-8148

  • affirmed by: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Kim (2006) 40 Cal.4th 1 [50 Cal.Rptr.3d 585, 145 P3d 462].

AB-8203

  • annulled and remanded to Appeals Board by: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Schieffelin & Somerset Co. (2005) 128 Cal.App.4th 1195 [27 Cal.Rptr.3d 766].

AB-8336

  • annulled & remanded by: Coffin, et al v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Barona Tribal Gaming Authority, et al (2006) 139 Cal.App.4th 471 [43 Cal.Rptr.3d 420].

subsequent history see: AB-8336a

AB-8420

  • reversed (& reversing the Department’s decision) by: Rondon v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board (2007) 151 Cal.App.4th 1274 [60 Cal.Rptr.3d 295].

AB-8431

  • reversed (& reversing the Department’s decision) by: Chevron Stations, Inc. v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board (2007) 149 Cal.App.4th 116 [57 Cal.Rptr.3d 6].

AB-9434

  • annulled (& reinstating Department’s decision) by:
    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Garfield Beach CVS, LLC et al (2017) 7 Cal.App.5th 628 [213 Cal.Rptr.3d 130].

AB-9490

  • annulled (& reinstating Department’s decision) by unpublished decision:  Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board & Circle K Stores, Inc. (2016) 7 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 5866, (Cal.App.4th Dist., Aug. 8, 2016).

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