Fed Judge Blocks Anheuser-Busch From Advertising a MillerCoors Ingredient
Article from Reason by Baylen Linnekin.
One of the best things about the otherwise tedious Super Bowl broadcast earlier this year was the debut of a mildly amusing, medieval-themed Bud Light beer commercial that attacked rivals Miller Lite and Coors Light over the latter two’s use of corn syrup as an ingredient in their respective brewing processes.
In May, U.S. District Court Judge William M. Conley granted some of what MillerCoors has sought. He issued a preliminary injunction that barred Budweiser from implying in its advertising that Miller Lite—as sold to consumers—contains corn syrup.
Now, in a brief order issued last week, Judge Conley has upped the ante, extending his injunction to Bud Light’s packaging, which has included the words “no corn syrup” printed on packaging and store displays.
“With this ruling, we are holding Bud Light accountable for their actions, and we will keep holding their feet to the fire every time they intentionally mislead the American public,” MillerCoors CEO Gavin Hattersley said in a statement that was reported by The New York Times last week.
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