SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Attorney General's office has been given more time to respond to a federal lawsuit filed by the state's hospitality industry that challenges Utah's ban on discounting bar drinks.
The state's response was originally due Tuesday, but Assistant Attorney General Joni Jones says that deadline has been put off until Jan. 13.
Jones says the Utah Hospitality Association didn't object. An association lawyer wasn't available for comment Tuesday.
The group filed a new version of its lawsuit in October asking a judge to block Utah legislators from taking influence from the Mormon church when writing liquor laws.
The lawsuit also claims the ban on happy hour prices and the scarce availability of liquor licenses violate federal antitrust law.