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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


American Beer Equipment

May 29th, 2019

FTC scrutinizes beer equipment that doesn’t meet its standard to be marketed as American-made.


A & W Root Beer and Cream Sodas

February 28th, 2019

In February 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against A & W Concentrate Company and Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing that A & W Root Beer and Cream Sodas are “made with aged vanilla” when, according to plaintiffs, the sodas do not contain real vanilla and are actually made with a chemical


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


Busch Beer

January 24th, 2019

March 2017: This case was voluntarily dismissed because the parties entered a confidential settlement agreement. The named plaintiffs’ claims were dismissed and the class members’ claims were dismissed . March 2015: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Anheuser-Busch Cos. LLC for allegedly misleadingly labeling its Busch beer as made in the U.S. when


Virgil’s Root Beer and Orange Cream Sodas

December 4th, 2018

In November 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Virgil’s Sodas for allegedly deceptively marketing its Root Beer and Orange Cream sodas as being “Made Naturally” with “100% Natural Ingredients” and as having “No Preservatives” when, according to the plaintiffs, the sodas contain a synthetic preservative called citric acid. (Mason et al v. Reed’s Inc.


Sapporo Beer

June 7th, 2018

February 2017: A federal judge dismissed this lawsuit concluding that the marketing as a whole would not mislead a reasonable consumer. April 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Sapporo U.S.A., Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing Sapporo beer as being made in and imported from Japan when it is actually brewed in the United States


Olympia Beers

March 29th, 2018

In March 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Pabst Brewing Co. for allegedly falsely marketing Olympia beers as being brewed using artesian water in Washington when, according to plaintiffs, the beers are brewed without artesian water in a mass-production brewery in California. (Peacock et al v. Pabst Brewing Company, LLC, Case No. 18-cv-568, E.


Natural Brew Draft Root Beer

May 12th, 2017

February 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. October 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Smucker Natural Foods for allegedly misleadingly labeling Natural Brew Draft Root Beer as “made from all natural ingredients” and containing “no artificial colors, flavors, or additives, ever” when the root beer


Walmart’s Craft Beers

February 22nd, 2017

In February 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Walmart for allegedly falsely marketing beers – including Cat’s Away IPA, After Party Pale Ale, Round Midnight Belgian White, and Red Flag Amber – as craft beers when, in reality, the beers are not craft beers and are not produced at a craft brewery. (Adam et


Beck’s Beer

January 23rd, 2017

April 2016: The appeal was dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. November 2015: An objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decision to approve the settlement. (Marty et al v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Case No. 15-15269, 11th Cir.) October 2015: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. June 2015:


Blue Moon Beer

July 25th, 2016

June 2016: After plaintiffs filed an amended complaint making similar allegations (i. e., the company misleadingly markets Blue Moon as a craft beer when it is not) in November 2015, a federal judge dismissed this action finding that, among other things, representations in the advertisements amount to puffery and a reasonable consumer could not rely


Red Stripe® Beer

June 29th, 2016

May 2016: Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed claims against Diageo-Guinness USA, Inc. . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. April 2016: A federal judge dismissed claims against Diageo-Guinness USA, Inc. finding that the packaging and labels would not mislead reasonable consumers into believing the beer is brewed in Jamaica with Jamaican ingredients. The Court


Anheuser-Busch Beers

April 18th, 2016

March 2016: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision to dismiss this lawsuit. (In Re: Anheuser-Busch Beer Labeling Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, Case No. 14-3653, 6th Cir.) June 2014: A federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch. Plaintiffs claimed that the company represents the alcohol content of several Anheuser-Busch


Coors Light Beer

March 11th, 2016

March 2016: This lawsuit was transferred to federal court. (Lorenzo et al v. MillerCoors LLC et al, Case No. 16-cv-20851, S. D. FL.) February 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against MillerCoors for allegedly misleadingly marketing Coors Light beer as being made in the Rocky Mountains when, even though the company still operates its famous



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