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Anheuser-Busch Malt Beverages

Class Action

Anheuser-Busch Malt Beverages

June 2013: These two cases were transferred to a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Ohio to be heard with other similar cases. Click here to learn more about the MDL. (In Re: Anheuser-Busch Beer Labeling Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2448)

February 2013: Two class-action lawsuits were filed against Anheuser-Busch in February 2013 alleging that the company mislabels the alcohol content in several of its malt beverages, including Budweiser, Bud Ice, Bud Light Platinum, Michelob, MIchelob Ultra, Hurricane High Gravity Lager, King Cobra, Busch Ice, Natural Ice, Black Crown, and Bud Light Lime. Specifically, the complaints allege that consumers receive watered down beer containing less alcohol than is stated on the beers’ labels. Click on the links below to read each complaint.

 


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Leffe Beer

October 2016: This case was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. as to the named plaintiff and When a complaint is dismissed without…

Busch Beer

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March 2017: This case was voluntarily dismissed because the parties entered a confidential settlement agreement. The named plaintiffs’ claims were dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot…

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April 2017: Plaintiffs’ petition for en banc review was denied. March 2017: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit. The appellate court…

Beck’s Beer

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April 2016: The appeal was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed. November 2015: An objector filed…

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Anheuser-Busch Beers

March 2016: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision to dismiss this lawsuit. (In Re: Anheuser-Busch Beer Labeling Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, Case No. 14-3653,…

Kirin® Beer

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