Anheuser-Busch Sued Over 'Imported' Beer Brewed In USA

Law360, Miami (October 30, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT) -- A lawsuit filed by two Miami residents Friday in Florida state court accuses Anheuser-Busch Cos. LLC of deceiving consumers into thinking that Kirin beer is still imported from Japan, when in fact it is brewed by the company at two U.S. locations using domestic ingredients.

Plaintiffs Lady J. Suarez and Gustavo E. Oliva, who say they had each been buying about one six-pack of Kirin a month before finding out it was not made in Japan, claim the brewing giant is violating the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act with its packaging, marketing and selling practices for Kirin, which it...

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