Busch Beer

March 2017: This case was voluntarily dismissed because the parties entered a confidential settlement agreement. The named plaintiffs’ claims were dismissed with prejudice and the class members’ claims were dismissed without prejudice.

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 it is actually made with imported hops. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Anheuser-Busch labels the beer cans as “Product of U.S.A.” in order to “evoke feelings of patriotism and images of quality,” while the imported hops are a “significant portion” of the beer. (Nixon et al v. Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC, Case No. CG-15-544985, California Superior Court, San Francisco).

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