AB InBev Concealed Plans For Price Hikes, Beer Drinkers Say

Law360, Los Angeles (December 2, 2013, 3:55 PM EST) -- A group of beer drinkers asked a California federal court to revive their antitrust suit against Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $20.1 billion acquisition of Group Modelo, arguing Sunday that AB InBev misled the court about future price increases and that plaintiffs are entitled to new discovery.

The plaintiffs claim Constellation Brands Inc., the company that bought Modelo’s U.S. assets to dispel government antitrust concerns, was planning price hikes even as AB InBev’s lawyers said it would be “illogical” to believe Modelo’s prices would rise in tandem with AB...
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