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Drink Makers Settle Soda Suit

Law360 (July 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- PepsiCo Inc. and a number of drink makers on Thursday reached a settlement that put to rest a handful of civil suits alleging that the companies were selling drinks that could form benzene, a carcinogen.

The settling companies, Pepsi, Sunny Delight Beverages Co., Polar Beverages Inc., Shasta Beverages Inc., and Rockstar Brewing Co. Inc. agreed to settlements that would dismiss claims brought by consumers in district courts in Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Florida in 2006.

The suits alleged that when exposed to high temperatures or...
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