Tag Archives: Litigation; Lawsuit

Federal Court Not Ready to Determine Whether an Ingredient is ‘Natural’ Solely on the Basis That it is Derived From a Plant

 LaCroix’s ‘Outraged’ Sanctions Bid in ‘Natural’ Suit Falls Flat (Subscription to Law360 required) The named plaintiff in a class action lawsuit filed in Illinois last year (Rice v. National Beverage Corp. d/b/a LaCroix Sparkling Waters, October 18, 2018) alleges that “all natural” labeling on LaCroix sparkling water is fraudulent because the sparkling water contains chemicals … Continue Reading

Plaintiffs Cling to Slim Chance of Success in 9th Circuit After 2nd Circuit Affirms the Term “Diet” is Not False and Misleading in Name of Soft Drink Sweetened with Aspartame

 2nd Circ. Cans Diet Coke Drinkers’ False Ad Suit (Subscription to Law360 required) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit dismissed the plaintiffs’ lawsuit in Geffner v. The Coca Cola Company, Case No. 18-16721, Decided: June 27, 2019 over claims that the “diet” labeling in Diet Coke is false and misleading.  The panel … Continue Reading

Flavored Sparkling Water, LaCroix, Sued Over Natural Claims

A class action lawsuit filed by Lenora Rice in Cook County, Illinois alleges that LaCroix manufacturer, National Beverage Corp, falsely markets its popular flavored sparkling water as “all natural.” The complaint states that LaCroix sparkling waters are “manufactured using non-natural flavorings and synthetic compounds,” but are labeled as “all natural” and “always 100% natural.” Specifically, LaCroix is … Continue Reading
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