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. In addition, the company agreed to bold the phrase “Product of Canada” on the product labels for three years.

April 2018: The named plaintiffs in the Shalikar case voluntarily dismissed their individual claims When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.. Four days later, the same plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit in state court similarly alleging that Asahi Beer U.S.A. misleadingly markets that its Super Dry beer is brewed in Japan when, according to plaintiffs, the beer is brewed in Canada. (Shalikar and Panvini et al v. Asahi Beer U.S.A., Inc., Case No. BC702360, California State Court – Los Angeles)

June 2017: Plaintiffs in the Shalikar case filed an amended complaint making similar allegations.

May 2017: The Panvini action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.. Two days later, Panvini was added as a plaintiff in the Shalikar case.

April 2017: Two class-action lawsuits were filed against Asahi Beer U.S.A. for allegedly misleadingly marketing that Asahi Super Dry beer is brewed in Japan when, according to plaintiffs, the beer is actually brewed in Canada. Click on the links below to read each complaint.

For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding alcohol and TINA.org’s coverage of the products, click here.


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