Suarez v. Anheuser-Busch Cos. (Fla. Cir. Ct., 11th Jud. Circ.) (Miami-Dade County): Plaintiffs allege that Anheuser-Busch misleads consumers to believe that Kirin beer is manufactured and imported from Japan, when in fact it is made in the U.S. of domestic ingredients – and that plaintiffs paid substantially more for Kirin under the belief that the beer is a Japanese import. Complaint.
Miller v. Living Harvest Foods, No. 13-cv-23926 (S.D. Fla.): Plaintiff alleges on behalf of a putative Florida-wide class that defendants’ representations of its products’ ingredients, which include “evaporated cane juice,” violate Florida’s consumer protection statutes. Complaint.
Nobles v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, 13cv5017 (N.D. Cal.): Plaintiff in Nobles alleges that although most containers of Coca-Cola state that they contain no artificial flavoring and/or chemical preservatives, they in fact contain phosphoric acid, “an artificial, man-made chemical that Defendants use for flavoring and as a preservative.” Complaint.