Coke Pays $2.5M To Settle Suit Over Ginger Ale Labels

By Ryan Boysen (May 10, 2019, 5:04 PM EDT) -- The Coca-Cola Co. has agreed to a roughly $2.5 million deal to settle claims that the "made with real ginger" labeling on its Seagram's ginger ale is misleading, the last in a trio of similar proposed class actions to settle this year.

Announced Thursday in a motion for approval in California federal court, named plaintiff Jackie Fitzhenry-Russell said the deal is a solid outcome for her proposed national class of ginger ale drinkers, given the difficulty of proving at trial that consumers relied on the "made with real ginger" statements and paid a premium because of them.

"Under the circumstances, plaintiffs...

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