Coke False Marketing Action Has No Fizz, Judge Says

Law360, New York (April 1, 2011, 2:03 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday dismissed a putative class action accusing The Coca-Cola Co. of misleading consumers about the health value of the carbonated beverage Diet Coke Plus by touting that it contained extra vitamins and minerals.

Judge Noel L. Hillman of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey found that named plaintiffs Thomas Mason and Molly E. Adams have failed to state viable claims for a violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and negligent and intentional misrepresentation....
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