A class-action lawsuit was filed against a popular beer maker on Thursday alleging the company was deceptive in labeling its light beer products.
Sheila Cruz filed the lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch, which makes Bud Light products. Cruz alleges the company's Bud Light Lime-A-Rita products claim to be low in calorie, but actually contain more calories than any other product sold by Anheuser-Busch.
An 8-ounce can of Lime-A-Rita contains about 220 calories and 21.9 grams of carbohydrates, according to the lawsuit. In comparison, a 12-ounce can of Budweiser contains about 145 calories and 10.6 grams of carbohydrates; a can of Bud light has about 110 calories and 6.6 grams of carbohydrates; and a can of Bud Light Lime has about 116 calories and 8 grams of carbohydrates.
The suit alleges that Anheuser-Busch deceptively concealed, omitted and misrepresented the calories in the products.
Anheuser-Busch advertises five different Lime-A-Rita flavors each varying between 192 and 220 calories, and 22.8 and 23.6 carbohydrates per 8-ounce can.
The lawsuit seeks class status for anyone who purchased any flavor of Bud Light Lime-A-Rita since it was first introduced in 2008.
Cruz is represented by Christopher P. Ridout and Caleb Marker of Ridout Lyon + Ottoson, LLP; and Kevin Mahoney, Sam Kim and Nick Poper of Mahoney Law Group, APC.
Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles case number BC 563150.