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Sapporo Beer

Class Action

Sapporo Beer

February 2017: A federal judge dismissed this lawsuit concluding that the marketing as a whole would not mislead a reasonable consumer. April 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Sapporo…

Blue Moon

Ad Alert

Blue Moon

Class-action lawsuit says MillerCoors falsely advertises Blue Moon as a craft beer.

Olympia Beers

Class Action

Olympia Beers

In March 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Pabst Brewing Co. for allegedly falsely marketing Olympia beers as being brewed using artesian water in Washington when, according to plaintiffs,…

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,…

Coors Light

Ad Alert

Coors Light

You there, beer drinker. You may think Coors Light comes in the world’s most refreshing can because Coors’ ads say as much. After all, what could be more refreshing than…

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…

Truly Hard Seltzers

Class Action

Truly Hard Seltzers

Allegations: Beverages do not contain the characterizing fruit flavoring ingredients indicated on the label

Few Regulations Govern Alcohol Advertising

Consumer News

Few Regulations Govern Alcohol Advertising

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…

Higher One

Ad Alert

Higher One

Be wary of companies offering services for your financial aid refund.

Self-regulation in the Alcohol Industry

Consumer Basics

Self-regulation in the Alcohol Industry

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…

Are All Alcohol Ads Misleading?

Blog

Are All Alcohol Ads Misleading?

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…

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