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Coca-Cola Can't Shake Seagram's Ginger Ale False Ad Suit

Law360, San Francisco (October 19, 2017, 4:11 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday refused to toss a putative class action alleging The Coca-Cola Co. deceptively labeled its Seagram's Ginger Ale product as being "made with real ginger," finding the argument that the product's natural flavors may have been derived from ginger root wasn't enough to kill the case.

In its March 2017 bid to dismiss the case, Coca-Cola said the suit didn't allege a misleading statement, because the complaint acknowledged ginger may have been used in the creation of the product's natural flavoring....
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Case Information

Case Title

Jackie Fitzhenry-Russell v. The Coca-Cola Company

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Fraud


Edward J. Davila

Date Filed

February 6, 2017

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