Beer Drinkers' Antitrust Case Against InBev Taps Out

Law360, New York (August 4, 2009, 3:43 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has tossed a putative antitrust class action brought by Missouri beer consumers against InBev NV/SA over the Belgian beer giant's acquisition of St Louis-based Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., rejecting the drinkers' argument that InBev was a potential competitor in the U.S.

Judge Jean Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on Monday granted InBev's bid for judgment on the pleadings and tossed the plaintiffs' Clayton Act claims for good, finding that the consumers had no evidence that the threat...
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