Vitaminwater Suits Consolidated In NY

Law360, New York (February 8, 2011, 7:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ruled Tuesday that a federal court in New York will preside over a newly consolidated multidistrict litigation against Coca-Cola Co. alleging it misled the public about the nutritional benefits of its Vitaminwater.

The suits involve common questions of fact and that centralization in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York “will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of this litigation,” the panel said in its order....
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