The Ritas Beverage Payment Site is now live

The Ritas Beverage Payment Site is now live

We’re well into the scorching days of summer – and, if you’re anything like us, you’ve probably opened up a few cold ones to beat the heat. If Lime-a-Ritas or White Claws are your drink of choice, you’ll want to keep reading.

First, Anheuser-Busch agreed to compensate those who purchased its Ritas-branded Margarita, Spritz and Fizz products over the past four years as part of a recent settlement. Next, Mark Anthony Brands is facing a proposed class action lawsuit alleging White Claw Surge hard seltzer variety “Natural Lime” is being misrepresented.

To round things off, we have a couple of lawsuits claiming that Febreze air fresheners don’t work the way they should and that Target and Walmart overcharged customers at checkout. Keep reading for the details, as well as the latest regulations. Cheers!

– Ty Armstrong, Writer/Community Manager

If you’ve indulged in a Lime-a-Rita (or any other Ritas-branded Margarita, Spritz, or Fizz product) in the past four years, your next turn could be on Anheuser-Busch. A recent settlement resolves allegations that drinks were advertised as containing wine or distilled spirits like tequila when they did not. Now those who have purchased any of the over 100 affected products (listed on the settlement site) may be able to get their money back – over $20 if you have receipts saved and just under 10 $ if you don’t. You only have until December 16 to file a claim, so be sure to complete your claim form before that date. Head over to this blog post for more information on how to claim your part of the settlement.

White claw surge of ‘natural lime’ is falsely advertised, lawsuit alleges

We’re not done with the libations yet in this issue, as a proposed class action lawsuit alleges that the “Natural Lime” variety of White Claw Surge hard seltzer is being misrepresented. Specifically, the case says defendant Mark Anthony Brands incorrectly suggested that the alcoholic beverage contains lime, is made from distilled spirits, is less harmful than other types of alcoholic beverages, and is low in calories. The lawsuit says such representations are false and that consumers would not have bought the White Claw product, or paid so much, if they had not been misled by the drink’s packaging. Want more? You can read the details on this page.

Our rules page is constantly being updated. Have you checked whether you are covered by open settlements? You can also check out the latest regulations as they happen by following us on Twitter.

Latest regulations

  • PrimoHoagies Data Breach
  • If you used a credit or debit card to place an online order with PrimoHoagies between July 15, 2019 and February 18, 2020, you may be able to claim a portion of this settlement.

  • Colorado Urology Center Data Breach
  • If you received notice that your information was compromised during the Colorado Urology Center data breach that occurred on or about September 8, 2021, you may be able to claim a portion of this settlement.

  • Ecolab – Employee Salaries (California)
  • If you worked at Ecolab in California as a Service Specialist or Senior Service Specialist between March 24, 2013 and July 7, 2022, you may be covered by this settlement.

For a full list of settlements and how to file a claim, click here.

~In Other News~

Can Febreze aerosol products really eliminate odors?

The main selling point of Febreze aerosol products is their ability to “eliminate odors,” but a recently filed lawsuit claims those claims are false. The case claims that the products active ingredient is incapable of actually destroying, converting or transforming odors into something more appealing. Although Febreze products contain some odor absorbers, “no credible scientific evidence” shows that the compounds in the sprays can transform or destroy bad odors to the point where they are entirely eliminated, or at least rendered undetectable, according to the case. For a breakdown of the science and claims made, we’ve got you covered.

Target, Walmart would charge more than advertised price at checkout

Two recently filed lawsuits challenge sales practices at Target and Walmart, respectively, and claim that retailers charge customers more than they should at checkout. According to the lawsuits, the companies are engaged in a classic “bait and switch” scheme in which they falsely advertise items at a certain price on store shelves and then charge more for those same items to the register. The lawsuits go on to claim that the two retailers are “well aware” of the problem, as they have each been hit with various fines by state and local agencies for their alleged overpricing and false advertising practices. According to the lawsuits, the fines are “essentially a slap on the wrist” for multi-billion dollar retailers and have not deterred them from continuing to deceive customers. You can read the details here.

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