Plaintiffs’ Lawyers to Reap Millions in Beer Class Action

The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog reports that class action lawyers are slated to reap millions in attorneys’ fees in a consumer class action settlement with  Anheuser-Busch InBev.  Plaintiffs alleged that consumers were duped into believing Anheuser-Busch’s Beck’s beer was a German import when in fact the beer was brewed in St. Louis, Missouri.  In a statement to Law Blog, Katherine Barrett, the general counsel for Anheuser-Busch’s U.S. operations, said, “It’s certainly possible that the $3.5 million fee collected by the plaintiffs’ attorneys will outsize the benefit paid to consumers, an outcome that is increasingly more common in class action suits such as this.”  To read the entire article, please click here.