Consumer Class Actions Against Liquor Producers Follow Familiar Path
Plaintiffs’ class action attorneys tend to follow trends. They are a savvy breed of attorney, at once creative and lazy (or efficient, depending on one’s perspective). One attorney discovers a statute, claim, or industry, and if he or she has some success, the others pile on. In the liquor producing industry, these class action lawsuits have reached a critical mass with many companies having suits filed against them in short periods of time. This is particularly damaging to these companies and presents a significant problem for economic growth. In the future, the spirits industry must begin to get around this litigation by opposing class certification in these cases.