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Are All Alcohol Ads Misleading?

June 7th, 2013

I was surprised when I learned that there are no specific rules or regulations governing alcohol advertising on television.  While tobacco products are prohibited from advertising on TV altogether, it’s really anything goes for wine, liquor, and beer.  Now I know that the booze industry would like me to mention at this point that, in


Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

January 10th, 2012

In addition to collecting federal excise taxes on alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and ammunition, TTB is also responsible for assuring compliance with federal tobacco and alcohol labeling and marketing requirements.


Few Regulations Govern Alcohol Advertising

January 10th, 2012

Though it may be hard to believe, the alcohol advertising industry is self-regulated.  What does that mean?  It means it’s its own boss and makes up its own rules when it comes to marketing and advertising. The three main trade associations that govern the industry are the Beer Institute, the Distilled Spirits Council of the


Self-regulation in the Alcohol Industry

October 9th, 2011

The alcohol industry’s self-regulation efforts have historically focused on three main areas – drunk driving, underage drinking, and problem drinking – and have achieved what many observers say is a mixed level of success.  And like so many other industries, the extent to which the alcohol industry is willing to go to police itself is


Kona Beers

July 11th, 2019

June 2019: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement. May 2019: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement that would provide class members with a cash award of $1.25 for each 4-pack or 6-pack purchased, $2 for each 12-pack purchased, and $2.75 for each 24-pack purchased. Class members with


Health-Ade Kombucha Beverages

June 12th, 2019

April 2019: A federal judge preliminarily approved the settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for October 11, 2019. March 2019: The plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement that would provide class members with a $4 cash award for each product purchased. Class members without proof of purchase may receive


Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt

May 7th, 2019

April 2019: The named plaintiff voluntarily dismissed his claims , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. Later in April, the same named plaintiff filed another complaint bringing similar allegations. (Okoe et al v. Parfums De Coeur, Ltd., Case No. 19-cv-602, D. CT.) December 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Parfums De Coeur


O Organics Kombucha Beverages

April 30th, 2019

In April 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against O Organics and Lucerne Foods for allegedly falsely marketing O Organics Kombucha beverages as non-alcoholic when, according to plaintiffs, the beverages contain three to five times more alcohol than non-alcoholic beverages are allowed to have. Plaintiffs also claim that the marketing for the Kombucha beverages understates


DJ Khaled

March 28th, 2019

DJ Khaled   Shameful Acts: The King of Snapchat was paid $50,000 by cryptocurrency company Centra Tech to “Bless Up” its initial coin offering (ICO) on social media. Not only did Khaled promote the company’s bogus debit card but he failed to mention he was being paid to do it. Maybe it was the booze


Asahi Super Dry Beer

February 26th, 2019

December 2018: A state court judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that provides class members with a cash award in an amount that depends on the number and type of products purchased. The maximum award a class member may receive is $10. In addition, the company agreed to bold the phrase “Product of Canada” on


Leffe Beer

January 24th, 2019

October 2016: This case was voluntarily dismissed as to the named plaintiff and as to the class members. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. April 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Anheuser-Busch for allegedly deceptively marketing Leffe Beer as being brewed in an abbey in small quantities under the supervision of


Anheuser-Busch Malt Beverages

January 24th, 2019

June 2013: These two cases were transferred to a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Ohio to be heard with other similar cases. Click here to learn more about the MDL. (In Re: Anheuser-Busch Beer Labeling Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2448) February 2013: Two class-action lawsuits were filed against Anheuser-Busch in February 2013 alleging



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