“Unsafe” Levels of Arsenic in Top Selling Wines?
The lawsuit was filed on March 19th and lists 83 wines that have unsafe levels of arsenic. Laboratories that analyzed the wines said that the lower the price of the wine, the higher the level of arsenic. Of course, the wineries are expected to challenge these allegations.
The Lawsuit Claims:
– There are unsafe levels of arsenic in certain wines.
– The wineries intentionally placed arsenic in the wine.
The Wineries Claim:
– There are only safe levels of arsenic in their wine. You would have to drink four bottles of wine a day just to reach a level deemed unsafe by Government standards for drinking water, for example. (There are traceable amounts of arsenic in drinking water).
What To Expect
This is a class-action lawsuit and will more than likely not see the light of day for some time. The allegations alone should cause many people to stop buying these cheaper wines. If the Plaintiffs win, the wineries will have to pull all of their bottles off the shelves.
The lawyers will make so much money they’ll never have to buy cheap wine again.
The rest of us – those who have had a bottle of wine mentioned in the lawsuit – will get a gift certificate, or something of little value.
We live in a lawsuit happy world. It’s no surprise that this is happening.
Burden of Proof
This case will come down to who has the burden of proof. The burden of proof is the obligation of the party to prove or disprove the disputed fact, in this case – whether or not these wines contain unsafe levels of arsenic.
To learn more about this lawsuit, please watch the video below.