Tag Archives: Class action

• Craft Beer Contributes $6.5B to California Economy

Craft Beer Contributes $6.5B to California Economy

The California Craft Brewer’s Association finds that the craft beer industry contributes more to California’s economy than in any other state in the U.S. It’s no secret that craft beer is a major industry in San Diego and across California, so much so that it contributed $6.5 billion to the state’s economy last year, a […]

• Yes, There’s Arsenic In Your Cheap Wine. Now Relax

Yes, There’s Arsenic In Your Cheap Wine. Now Relax

Wow. So apparently a class action lawsuit has been brought against makers of low-price-point California wines that have been found to contain nightmarishly-high levels of arsenic. First, here is the list of implicated wines. Do you drink these wines? Scary? Scary! This suit has touched off a high profile volley of wine-pundits and scientists, both […]

• Lawsuit Accuses Maker’s Mark of False Advertising

Lawsuit Accuses Maker’s Mark of False Advertising

Two California consumers sued one of Kentucky’s best-known distilleries, saying Maker’s Mark tries to spike demand and sticker prices by falsely promoting its bourbon as being handmade. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Diego, accused the distillery of deceptive advertising and business practices with its “handmade” promotion on the labels of its bottles, […]

• CNN tests alcohol of AB beers; brewer, attorney dispute findings. Duh.

CNN tests alcohol of AB beers; brewer, attorney dispute findings. Duh.

Every old-school journalist wants this assignment: test beer to see if it’s been watered down, as a recent class-action lawsuit in California claims. CNN conducted an independent lab test of Budweiser and related brands this week. The results? Budweiser contained 4.94% alcohol by volume, compared with 5% stated on the label. Bud Light Lime possessed […]

• Beam Inc. suffers Skinnygirl class action blow

Beam Inc. suffers Skinnygirl class action blow

Beam Inc. has failed in a bid to strike out a federal class action alleging it misled consumers over the ‘all natural’ credentials of its Skinnygirl Margarita brand, which contains sodium benzoate.