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 prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled. as to the class members. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed.

April 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Anheuser-Busch for allegedly deceptively marketing Leffe Beer as being brewed in an abbey in small quantities under the supervision of monks when the beer is actually mass-produced in an “automated factory.” (Vazquez et al v. Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC, Case No. 16-cv-21181, S. D. FL.)

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Veza Sur Beer

Class Action

Veza Sur Beer

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing that Veza Sur is a craft beer made in Miami with Latin roots when it is not a craft beer and has no authentic Latin roots and…

Bud Light Platinum Hard Seltzer

Class Action

Bud Light Platinum Hard Seltzer

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing that beverages are made with agave to make consumers think they contain agave spirits when the ingredients list reveals they actually contain agave syrup as a sweetener

Cacti Agave Spiked Seltzer

Class Action

Cacti Agave Spiked Seltzer

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing that beverages are made with agave to make consumers think they contain agave spirits when the ingredients list reveals they actually contain agave syrup as a sweetener

Ritas Margarita, Mojito, Rosé, and Sangria Drinks

Class Action

Ritas Margarita, Mojito, Rosé, and Sangria Drinks

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…

Ritas Beverages

Class Action

Ritas Beverages

In September 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Anheuser-Busch for allegedly falsely advertising Ritas™ brand beverages in a way to make consumers think that the Sparkling Margarita beverages contain…

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…

Busch Beer

Class Action

Busch Beer

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…

Bud Light Lime-A-Rita

Class Action

Bud Light Lime-A-Rita

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

Class Action

Beck’s Beer

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…

Anheuser-Busch Beers

Class Action

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

Class Action

Kirin® Beer

In December 2014, a state judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2013, claims that the company misleadingly markets…


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