(NEWSER) – A California judge says he's inclined to dismiss a lawsuit claiming MillerCoors deceptively marketed Blue Moon as a "craft beer," though the plaintiff in the case can still present new evidence. Evan Parent filed a class-action lawsuit against the brewer after discovering that Blue Moon wasn't actually brewed by "Blue Moon Brewing Co." as its label indicated, but instead by MillerCoors.
In a tentative ruling last week, US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel said there's no regulation keeping MillerCoors from placing Blue Moon Brewing Co. on Blue Moon's packaging because the brewer filed the necessary paperwork with California's fictitious business name registry, reports Courthouse News. Curiel also noted that MillerCoors' website lists Blue Moon as its own craft beer.
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