SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah restaurant and bar owners are claiming a partial victory in their fight to get the state to allow drink specials.
The Utah Hospitality Association sued in federal court, claiming Utah's law prohibiting establishments from offering discounted drinks violates the Sherman Act, which protects against anticompetitive conduct.
The lawsuit was dismissed this week after the parties settled the dispute.
Allen Whittle, the association's vice president and owner of Bogeys Social Club, says the state has agreed to allow establishments to change their drink prices daily, but they're still not allowed to advertise the prices as specials or discounts.
Whittle calls it a partial victory but says the group might sue again over the ban on advertising.
A message left for state attorneys wasn't immediately returned Wednesday.
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