Welcome to the Marty v. Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC website
This website contains information regarding a proposed class action Settlement that is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida entitled Francisco Rene Marty et al. v. Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC, Case No. 13-cv-23656 (S.D. Fla.).
NATURE OF THE SETTLEMENT
The Lawsuit alleges that Defendant Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC ("A-B") misrepresented to consumers that Beck's Beer is brewed in and imported from Germany. Plaintiffs allege that these beers are in fact domestically brewed but priced as a premium imported beer. Plaintiffs maintain that Defendant's actions constitute violations of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Fla. Stat. §§ 501.201-501.2101, New York General Business Law § 349, California Unfair Competition Law, Business and Professions Code § 17200, and California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, Civil Code § 1750. Further, Plaintiffs claim that Defendant was unjustly enriched by said conduct.
Defendant denies Plaintiffs' claims and charges, denies that it has violated any laws, and believes that its labeling, packaging, and marketing of Beck's Beer have always been truthful and not deceptive.
THE SETTLEMENT CLASS
You are included in the Settlement if you purchased bottles and/or cans of Beck's Beer brewed and sold by Defendant in the United States for personal, family or household purposes and not for re-sale during the Class Period.