Bloomberg Law
Oct. 3, 2019, 8:14 PM

Coca-Cola Seagram’s Ginger Ale $2.45 Million Deal Gets Final Nod

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg

A $2.45 million national consumer class settlement over Coca-Cola Co.'s marketing of Seagram’s Ginger Ale as “Made with Real Ginger” got the final approval Oct. 3 from a federal court in California.

Jackie Fitzhenry-Russell and others alleged the marketing was misleading because the soft drinks don’t contain “real ginger” as reasonable consumers understand that term, and don’t provide the health benefits consumers expect from real ginger. Coke denied the allegations.

There are an estimated four million class members, plaintiffs said. Some 128,887 claims were received by the Sept. 5 deadline, with an estimated dollar value of $1.3 million, according to ...

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