Halliburton Case Could Affect Consumer Class Actions

Law360, New York (March 5, 2014, 5:30 PM EST) -- In an article published in the fall of 2013, we examined certain class actions filed against Anheuser-Busch In Bev in which plaintiffs accuse the brewer of watering down its beers and intentionally deceiving consumers. The article, "Constitutional Standing, Numerosity, and the Beer Drinker’s Burden," argued that the individualized nature of each beer drinker’s purchase decision should prevent these cases from proceeding as class actions. However, AB InBev faces a significant threat from these types of actions, particularly in certain courts that will avoid potential obstacles to...
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