Bottoms Up: Poland Beer Boycott 'Unlawful'

A court in Warsaw has ruled that a boycott of a brand of Polish beer was unlawful. Managers of a Warsaw-based coffee shop organized the boycott, which included the public spilling of beer produced by a well-known brewery whose CEO published homophobic statements on his Facebook page. In justifying its decision, the Warsaw Court of Appeal argued that the boycott had been an economic detriment to the brewery. The court emphasized that as a private individual, the CEO can be associated with his private statements, but the brewery is a separate and independent entity.