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
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
January 31st, 2017
Behind the labels that cost you more.
December 29th, 2014
Regulators ban ad for suggesting that a successful night out hinges on the drinking of booze.
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
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.
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
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
February 22nd, 2021
Consumers aren’t the only ones who watch the ads. Competitors do too.
January 16th, 2021
The pandemic has also triggered lawsuits over privacy issues with some video conferencing apps, and more.
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
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
December 23rd, 2020
Find out which companies (and people) are on TINA.org’s 2020 naughty list for deceptive marketing.
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.
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.
December 1st, 2020
From “cruelty free” to “Made in the USA,” TINA.org finds personal care company’s marketing awash with questionable labels.
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.
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
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