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Beck’s Non-Alcoholic Beer

February 4th, 2021

January 2021: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 21-cv-435, C.D. Cal.) November 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Anheuser-Busch InBev Worldwide for allegedly falsely advertising that Beck’s Non-Alcoholic Beer does not contain any alcohol when, according to plaintiffs, the beverage contains “detectable amounts of alcohol.” (Angiano et al


SafeHands Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizers

August 31st, 2020

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Recreational Equipment, Inc. and SafeHands Solutions, LLC for allegedly misleadingly advertising that SafeHands Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizers with the active ingredient benzalkonium chloride will “kill[] 99.99% of germs” when, according to plaintiffs, the FDA does not allow such advertising claims and the CDC states that benzalkonium chloride


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


The Age of Flor de Caña Rum

January 8th, 2021

In December 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against William Grant & Sons, Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing Flor de Caña rum made by Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua as 18 years old and slow aged when, according to plaintiffs, the product is actually a mix of younger and older rums that have an average age


Blumen and Assured Hand Sanitizers

December 23rd, 2020

November 2020: This case was transferred from a court in New Jersey to one in New York. (Case No. 20-cv-9652, S.D.N.Y.) August 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against 4e Brands for allegedly deceptively representing that the active ingredient in Blumen and Assured hand sanitizers is ethyl alcohol when, according to the complaint, the active


Kona Beers

December 3rd, 2020

June 2020: The appeal was dismissed because the objector reached a settlement agreement with Craft Brew Alliance. According to the terms, the objector will receive $33,000 ($25,500 from class counsel and $7,500 from Craft Brew Alliance). March 2020: An objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the order granting final approval of the settlement agreement.


Tecate Beer

December 2nd, 2020

In November 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Heineken USA Inc. for allegedly misleadingly advertising Tecate brand beer as a Mexican beer without adequately disclosing that the beer is brewed in Holland. (Schelmetty et al v. Heineken USA Inc., Case No. 20-cv-9985, S.D.N.Y.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of alcohol, click here.


Naples Soap Company

December 1st, 2020

From “cruelty free” to “Made in the USA,” TINA.org finds personal care company’s marketing awash with questionable labels.


Asahi Super Dry Beer

November 13th, 2020

January 2020: A state court judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. 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.


Ritas Margarita, Mojito, Rosé, and Sangria Drinks

November 12th, 2020

In November 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Anheuser-Busch for allegedly falsely advertising its Ritas™ Margarita, Mojito, Rosé, and Sangria drinks. Plaintiffs claim that the company makes consumers believe that: its Margarita drinks contain tequila by marketing them as “sparkling margarita[s]” when, according to the complaint, the drinks don’t contain any tequila, its Mojito


Blumen Hand Sanitizer

October 7th, 2020

September 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-801, N.D. Ind.) August 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against 4e Brands for allegedly deceptively marketing that the active ingredient in Blumen Hand Sanitizer is seventy percent ethyl alcohol without disclosing that methanol, a dangerous alcohol, is also an active



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