Nicole Hancock

Nicole Hancock

Nicole Hancock is a trial attorney who handles complex business litigation matters in federal and state court. Nicole’s trial practice emphasizes product liability claims and litigation, chemical application and drift claims, corporate risk management, business transactions, contract claims, advertising claims, trade secret defense and enforcement, corporate torts, and injunction actions. Nicole is a highly-respected litigator who has successfully first-chaired trials in federal and state courts, arbitration, and regulatory actions that range from high-stakes litigation to smaller matters that have an impact on her clients’ businesses. She works with processing, manufacturing, and other agriculture companies as well as entities in the beer and wine manufacturing and distribution industry.

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Idaho District Court finds beer and wine “sub-distributorships” should be afforded same protections for distribution rights as distributor

Beer and wine distributorships are protected under Idaho franchise laws, like the majority of other states, from having their distribution rights terminated unless the reason falls within one of those enumerated under Idaho franchise laws. Without one of the listed reasons, a distributor cannot involuntarily lose its distribution rights.  This franchise protection has increased the … Continue Reading

SB 1335 and What it Means for Idaho Distilleries

Beginning July 1, 2014, Idaho distilleries will be allowed to provide samples of their products at their manufacturing facilities, as has been permitted at breweries and wineries throughout the state of Idaho for quite some time. There are some conditions on the samples offered by a manufacturer: (1) the samples must be free; (2) samples … Continue Reading

Idaho Wine, Beer & Distilleries Law Seminar – Thursday, March 1, 2012

Please join us for our inaugural Idaho Wine, Beer & Distillers law seminar at the Boise Centre in Boise, ID on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Panels to include these hot topics, plus much more: Start-ups (licensing, permitting and business formation) Trademarks (protecting your investment) Distribution and other key contracts Land use issues Employee matters For … Continue Reading