Beck’s Beer Finalizes $20 Million Settlement in a Lawsuit Over Its Misleading Packaging
If you thought that Beck’s Beer was made in Germany, you can receive up to $50 per household because of a $20 million settlement reached on October 20 in a class-action lawsuit over the beer’s misleading packaging.
Previously, we reported that Beck’s was ordered to pay $3.5 million in lawyer’s fees, and the settlement will cost them $20 million.
There is already a settlement website to file for your money. All you need is a receipt to show proof of purchase, and if you don’t have a receipt, you can qualify for $12 maximum.
The lawsuit was first filed in 2013 when a few Beck’s drinkers noticed that the package did not say “made in the U.S.A.,” even though it has been brewed in St. Louis since 2012. Its parent company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, specified on the packaging that it is “German quality” and originated in Bremen, Germany.
"They realized they had been deceived," Tucker Ronzetti, the plaintiffs’ attorney, told The Associated Press. "The packaging didn't really explain that it was a domestic beer."
Ronzetti also said in the lawsuit that the beer was misleading and was false advertising. An estimated 1.7 million households in the U.S. could quality for settlement payments.