A putative class action has been filed in a federal court in California against Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., alleging that the company’s Skinnygirl™ Margarita beverage, purportedly created by a natural foods chef, contains sodium benzoate and other preservatives and should not be advertised and sold as a “natural” product. Bonar v. Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., No. n/a (U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Cal., filed September 6, 2011). Alleging purely economic damages, the plaintiff seeks to certify a nationwide class of purchasers and claims that the company has violated California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act and Business & Professions Code Section 17200 et seq., and breached express warranties. She requests compensatory and punitive damages, restitution, disgorgement, corrective advertising, injunctive relief, attorney’s fees, and costs.