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California Automatic Renewal Law

In light of a recent class action lawsuit filed against a California winery for alleged violations of California’s Automatic Renewal Law (ARL), Wine Institute offered a members-only webinar on best practices for compliance with this regulation, which is particularly relevant to wine clubs and other subscription programs in the wine industry. The California ARL establishes a number of very detailed, clear-cut requirements for the manner in which recurring subscriptions or automatic renewal subscriptions must be disclosed, authorized by the consumer, and confirmed by the merchant.

Below you can find a recording of the webinar with DLA Piper on Jan. 21, 2020 as well as materials for your reference.

Presentation Slides

Wine Clubs & the California ARL presentation slides, including contact information for DLA Piper Partners Paul Hall & Amanda Morgan.

California's ARL

View Business & Professions Code, Article 9 [17600-17606] on Automatic Purchase Renewals.

The Federal Online Shoppers' Confidence Act

View United States Code, Ch. 110, Title 15 [8401-8405] on Online Shopper Protection.

Wine Institute Legal Department