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Anheuser-Busch Ritas Advertising Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Anheuser-Busch, LLC makes a line of alcoholic drinks it calls Ritas. This settlement resolves a class action against it claiming that it implied that Ritas contained distilled spirits, such as tequila, or wine, even though they do not. The complaint alleged the company had engaged in false advertising.

Docket Number:

20-cv-00889-SRB

Company: Anheuser-Busch

Filing Deadline: December 16, 2022

Class Period: January 1, 2018 to July 19, 2022

Objection Deadline: November 11, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: November 11, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: December 2, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof, but you may be able to make a larger claim if you do so.

Eligibility:

The Ritas products include Ritas brand Margarita, Spritz, or Fizz products, or any variety pack with those products. Ritas brand products for which the labeling and packaging are in compliance are not included. For a list of included products, see https://ritassettlement.com/Home/Products.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Refunds of from 10 to 85 cents per product. (1) Without proof of purchase: Up to a maximum of $9.75 per household. (2) With proof of purchase: Up to a maximum of $21.25 per household. Anheuser-Busch has also agreed to make changes to its business practices.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$2,500

Law Firms:
Dollar Burns & Becker LC
Faruqi & Faruqi LLP

Claim Form: Rita Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Browning, et al., v. Anheuser-Busch, LLC

Settlement Website: Rita Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Browning v. Anheuser-Busch Administrator
P.O. Box 5176
Portland, OR 97208-5176
info@RitasSettlement.com
888-905-0657

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, Does Not Contain Implied Ingredients