Tito’s Handmade Vodkas
October 2016: Plaintiffs in the Pye case filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the summary judgment decision.
September 2016: A federal judge granted summary judgment in the Pye case finding that the manufacturing method for Tito’s vodka is reasonably labeled as “old-fashioned.”
September 2015: Motions to dismiss were granted in both the Aliano and Pye cases.
Fifth Generation’s motion to dismiss all of the claims in the Aliano case was granted because, among other things, the allegations are “too general” to meet the heightened pleading standard for fraud claims.
The companies’ motion to dismiss all of the claims in the Pye case was granted in part and denied in part. The false advertising claims were dismissed for failure to state a claim. To learn more about the dismissed and continuing claims, click here and here.
December 2014: The Aliano case was transferred to federal court. (Aliano et al v. Fifth Generation, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-10086, N. D. IL.)
September and October 2014: At least two more class-action lawsuits were filed against the marketers of Tito’s Handmade Vodka for allegedly deceptively labeling the vodka as “handmade” when it is actually machine-made. (Pye et al v. Fifth Generation, Inc.; Mockingbird Distillery Corp.; and Bert Butler Beveridge II, Case No. 14-cv-00493, N. D. FL. and Aliano et al v. Fifth Dimension, Inc., Case No. 2014CH16201, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois).
For more information about other class-action lawsuits filed against Fifth Dimension and TINA.org’s coverage of the company, click here.