PARTIES TO THE PROCEEDING
A. Gallo and Company; Allan S. Goodman, Inc.; Dichello Distributors, Inc.; Dwan and Company, Inc.; F and F Distributors, Inc.; Franklin Distributors, Inc.; G and G Distributors, Inc.; Hartford Distributors, Inc.; Levine Distributing Company, Inc.; Northeast Beverage Corporation of Connecticut; Pepsi Cola Newburgh Bottling Company, Inc.; and Star Distributors, Inc. were the original plaintiffs in the trial court. Adirondack Beverages Corporation; Bottling Group, LLC; Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England, Inc.; Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.; Polar Beverages; and Windham Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, Inc. intervened as plaintiffs in the trial court. All of the original plaintiffs and intervening plaintiffs were appellees in the Connecticut Supreme Court. New England Legal Foundation joined as an amicus in support of the appellees on that appeal. All of the appellees join as petitioners to this Court with the exception of Adirondack Beverages Corporation; Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England, Inc.;
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.; and Polar Beverages. Gina McCarthy, former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection; Jodi M. Rell, former Governor of Connecticut; and Richard Blumenthal, former Attorney General of Connecticut were the defendants in the trial court. The defendants were the appellants to the Connecticut Supreme Court.