Coconut Water Health Claims Have Holes, Buyer Says

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT) -- A California consumer on Monday filed a pair of putative class actions against coconut water producers One World Enterprises LLC and All Market Inc., claiming they lied about the nutritional benefits of their products.

Kevin Shenkman alleges in two California court complaints that the companies exaggerated the level of nutrients in their coconut water and misled the public about their hydration capabilities.

All Market sells coconut water under the brand Vita Coco — purportedly the nation’s top-selling coconut water — and recently recruited pop singer Rihanna...
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