Dr Pepper Beats False Ad Suit Over Diet Drink, Again

Law360 (August 21, 2018, 8:44 PM EDT) -- A woman's attempt to bring putative class action allegations that Dr Pepper falsely advertises Diet Dr Pepper as helping with weight loss was tossed for a fourth and final time Tuesday, as a California federal judge found it implausible that reasonable consumers would believe drinking the soda leads to healthy weight management.

U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick already tossed the case in April on similar grounds, but gave Shana Becerra a chance to revise her complaint. According to Judge Orrick's order Tuesday, Becerra's third amended complaint — which added dictionary definitions of the word "diet," a consumer survey, and articles...

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