Anheuser-Busch InBev is an international brewing corporation created through the merger of Anheuser-Busch and InBev in 2008. Anheuser Busch-InBev and Budweiser merged in 2008 to form the firm.
In the lawsuit, it is said that Anheuser-Busch broke laws against misleading customers by selling Lime-A-Ritas as if they had tequila or wine in them, even though they did not have any of these alcoholic drinks in them.
The main plaintiffs, Megan Browning and Allen Kesselring, say that Anheuser-Busch makes customers think that tequila is in its Lime-A-Rita when it is not. The Rita drinks are “just flavoured beer,” the class action lawsuit claims.
The class action case challenges the legality of labelling items as “malt beverages” when they do not include any alcoholic beverages such as tequila, rum, or wine. Plaintiffs allege that Anheuser-Busch uses misleading advertising to charge excessive prices for its goods.
Anheuser-Busch rejects all allegations but consents to an out-of-court settlement to stop future litigation. Anheuser-Busch has, however, also decided to print “Malt Beverage” on the beverage’s packaging.
The settlement lets people who bought certain alcoholic drinks from Ritas since January 1, 2018.
Proof of purchase not required.
Claims will not be accepted after midnight PST on December 16, 2022.