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: The plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a settlement of this false advertising lawsuit. According to the proposed settlement terms, class members with proof of purchase can receive a maximum refund of $50 while class members without proof of purchase can receive a maximum refund of $12. In addition, the company agreed to include the phrase “Brewed in USA” or “Product of USA” on the bottles, cans, packaging, and website for Beck’s Beer for a period of five years.
October 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC for allegedly falsely marketing that Beck’s Beer is imported from Germany when the beer is actually brewed in the United States. (Marty et al. v. Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC, Case No. 13-cv-23656, S. D. FL.).
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When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.