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Judge Approves Olympia Beer Class Action Lawsuit To Move Forward

The Olympia Beer Class Action Lawsuit

Recently, a California federal judge has ruled that Pabst should face false advertising claims on its Olympia Beer products.

U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley didn’t approve Pabst Brewing Co.’s motion to dismiss. According to the judge, the beer manufacturer should face the claims against them.

Pabst asserted that their marketing was not misleading customers into believing that Olympia Beer is made in Olympia, Washington. However, they aimed to evoke the “spirit” of the region.

On the other hand, Judge Nunley didn’t accept this argument. The judge also discovered that consumers could be tricked by these advertisements since the original Olympia Beer brewery has shut down in 2003. 

“As plaintiff alleges, the slogan ‘It’s the Water’ denotes the quality of the naturally filtered, artesian water from the Olympia area of Washington,” Judge Nunley added.

Due to Judge Nunley’s ruling, plaintiff Brendan Peacock will continue with his claims under California’s Unfair Competition Law.

The 2018 Lawsuit

Last 2018, Peacock filed the Olympia Beer class action lawsuit, arguing about Pabst’s marketing of its beer. According to him, the beer’s manufacturing “falsely create[es] the impression” that Olympia Beer is created with quality water from the region.

However, Olympia Beer is reportedly made across the country using local water supplies.

Peacock also argued that he and other consumers believed in representations that Olympia Beer was manufactured using “artesian waters.” Thus, they were allegedly made to believe that the beer was of a higher quality. Peacock also said that if he only knew that the beer wasn’t made with spring water, he wouldn’t purchase the beer at all.

Initially, the court dismissed Peacock’s first amended complaint. However, in the second amended complaint, it was approved that the plaintiff can move forward with his claims.

Have you bought Olympia Beer, thinking that the beers were made in Olympia, WA? Tell us your thoughts about this.

Editor’s note on The Olympia Beer Class Action Lawsuit:

This piece aims to educate you about the existing Olympia Beer Class Action Lawsuit.

If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the article above, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

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