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Coca-Cola Cleared From Diet Coke False Ad Suit

Law360 (February 27, 2018, 8:06 PM EST) -- A California federal judge Tuesday granted The Coca-Cola Co.'s motion to dismiss a false advertising class action that claims Diet Coke actually causes weight gain, but said that plaintiffs could retry if they brought stronger arguments supported by scientific evidence.

Though he did give permission to amend and try again, U.S. District Judge William Alsup said that the 13 studies cited to show that there is weight gain linked to aspartame, the sweetener in Diet Coke, weren't enough right now.

“[Shana] Becerra’s studies may show a...
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Case Information

Case Title

Becerra v. The Coca-Cola Company

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Fraud


William Alsup

Date Filed

October 16, 2017

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