Coca-Cola Sued Over Deceptive VitaminWater Claims
Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Deceptive Advertising Claims
The complaint alleges that Coca-Cola deceived consumers by marketing VitaminWater as a healthy alternative to soft drinks formulated to provide a host of health benefits including reducing the risk of certain diseases, promoting healthy joints, and supporting optimal immune function. Contrary to Coca-Cola’s claims of health benefits, the complaint alleges that the 33 grams of sugar in each bottle of VitaminWater may contribute to serious health problems, such as obesity and diabetes.
“Consumers are increasingly health-conscious, with more and more people avoiding soft drinks in favor of healthier alternatives,” said WDK attorney
VitaminWater does not name Coca-Cola anywhere on its packaging or labeling, instead marketing these purportedly healthy drinks without any reference to the soft drink manufacturer that produces them.
“It’s clear that Coca-Cola has attempted to market an alternative to its soda products in a way that deliberately deceives consumers,” continued Sheehan. “Whatley Drake & Kallas is proud to be playing a role in protecting those consumers through this class action suit filed on their behalf.”
WDK is a 35-attorney law firm with offices in
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