(CNN) - A lawsuit that's causing panic among drinkers of some California wine starts with a history lesson.
The deaths of Napoleon Bonaparte, Simon Bolivar, King George III, King Faisal I and other prominent figures have been attributed to arsenic poisoning, the first paragraph of the 30-page complaint says.
And, now, drinkers of some California wine have become "unwitting 'guinea pigs' of arsenic exposure," thanks to the negligent and misleading actions of dozens of California wineries, according to the class action complaint filed March 19 on behalf of two California couples.
The lawsuit does not include any allegations of physical injury or death due to arsenic consumption associated with drinking the wines named in the complaint.
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