Consumers Can Sue Coca-Cola Over Vitaminwater Claims

by Karl Utermohlen | July 19, 2013 1:01 pm

Coca-Cola (KO[1]) could be facing a lawsuit from a group of consumers who believe that Vitaminwater’s health benefits are not all that they’re cracked up to be.

Federal Judge Robert Levy recommended consumers sue Coca-Cola on accusations of false claims, but chances are they won’t get a huge sum of money out of it. Reuters reports[2] that instead, the main purpose of the lawsuit would be to change what the Vitaminwater bottles say regarding their health benefits.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has backed up this group of Los Angeles and New York citizens who feel deceived by Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola responded quickly by saying that these claims have no merit.

Following Levy’s recommendation, the case will now be reviewed by a U.S. district judge for approval.

Endnotes:
  1. KO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KO
  2. Reuters reports: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/19/us-cocacola-vitaminwater-idUSBRE96I02Q20130719

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