Coke, Pepsi Diet Drinks Can Add Weight, False Ad Suits Say

Law360, San Jose (October 17, 2017, 5:06 PM EDT) -- The Coca-Cola Co., Pepsi-Cola Co. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. mislead customers with “diet” drinks containing aspartame because the artificial sweetener can lead to weight gain, according to putative class actions filed in New York federal court Monday.

The three lawsuits allege consumers are duped into believing that because the companies’ “diet” beverages have no calories, the products will assist in weight loss or management.

“Scientific evidence demonstrates this is wrong because non-nutritive sweeteners like aspartame interfere with the body’s ability to properly metabolize calories,...
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Case Title

Geffner et al v. The Coca-Cola Company


Case Number

1:17-cv-07952

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

370(Other Fraud)

Date Filed

October 16, 2017


Case Title

Manuel et al v. Pepsi-Cola Company


Case Number

1:17-cv-07955

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

370(Other Fraud)

Date Filed

October 16, 2017


Case Title

Excevarria et al v. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. et al


Case Number

1:17-cv-07957

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

370(Other Fraud)

Date Filed

October 16, 2017

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