MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – An individual is suing Bacardi over allegations that an illegal substance in the state of Florida is an ingredient in a type of gin.
Uri Marrache, individually on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint in the 11th Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County against Bacardi USA Inc., doing business as The Bombay Spirits Company USA, and Winn-Dixie Supermarkets Inc., doing business as Winn Dixie Liquors, alleging violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and other counts.
The plaintiff alleges Bacardi's Bombay Sapphire Gin is advertised as made with "10 hand-selected botanicals from exotic locations around the world." The plaintiff alleges one of the botanicals is Grains of Paradise is illegal in Florida.
The suit states the gin is sold at Winn-Dixies.
The plaintiff is seeking attorneys' fees, court costs, interest and just relief. The plaintiff is represented by Roniel Rodriguez IV in North Miami, Florida and Maury L. Udell of Beighley, Myrick, Udell & Lynne PA in Miami.
The case was removed by the defendant to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Sept. 16.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida case number 1:19-CV-23856