OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A nationwide putative class action was filed on July 5, 2017 by Scott Cole & Associates, APC and Wakeford Gelini against alcohol distribution giant Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits. The action brings numerous claims of fraud, unfair competition and violations of state and federal laws significantly impacting the liquor industry. If successful, the case could substantially compensate victims going back years.
“Southern’s clients trusted they’d be treated right--not charged for liquor they never bought, not forced to buy what they didn’t need. The sheer number of potential violations is jaw-dropping,” reports Scott Edward Cole, the lead lawyer on the case. “It’s time for the company to answer for these charges and make this right.” That’s what the Plaintiffs’ lawyers seek to achieve and, according to the company’s admissions, it has the ability to comply. Southern Glazer’s is the largest liquor distributor in the nation, having done business for many years in almost every state. “Particularly as an industry leader, Southern is bound to act responsibly toward its clients. I am astounded by the scope of the allegations,” says Kelley Gelini, another principal attorney on the case.
The lawsuit is entitled Nguyen, et al. v. Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC, et al. (U.S.D.C., Northern District Case # 5:17-cv-03805-HRL).
Scott Cole & Associates, APC has served for 25 years as one of California’s premiere class action law firms, dedicating itself to large scale consumer and workers’ rights litigation. For more information about its practice and cases, visit it at www.scalaw.com, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (510) 891-9800. Wakeford Gelini is a civil litigation law firm with offices in San Francisco and Marin County, California. Wakeford Gelini can be reached at (415) 578-3510 or on-line at www.wakefordlaw.com.