Mattheis Co. v. Town of JacksonAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court revoking the liquor license held by the Mattheis Company (Company), holding that the district court correctly determined that The Mattheis Company committed a gross violation of Title 12. See Wyo. Stat. Ann. 12-1-101 to 12-10-102.
After learning that the Company, which operated a bar in Jackson, Wyoming, the Town of Jackson initiated proceedings to revoke the Company's liquor license. The district court revoked the Company's liquor license following a bench trial. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) liquor-license revocation requires a "gross violation" of Title 12; (2) the district court did not err in concluding that the Company's submission of a false liquor license renewal application was a gross violation of Title 12, notwithstanding the Company's asserted reliance on the advice of counsel; and (3) the district court did not abuse its discretion in revoking the Company's liquor license rather than suspending it.