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Coke Agrees to Stop Saying Seagram’s Ginger Ale Has Real Ginger

May 10, 2019, 8:01 PM

Coca-Cola Co. has agreed to pay $2.45 million and stop saying its Seagram’s Ginger Ale products are “Made with Real Ginger” to resolve allegations of deceptive marketing.

Jackie Fitzhenry-Russell filed a proposed class suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She alleged Coke misleadingly sold the drinks as “Made with Real Ginger” when they don’t contain “real ginger” as reasonable consumers understand that term.

Nor do the sodas provide the health benefits consumers expect from real ginger, she said. Coke denied the allegations.

A June 13 hearing is set on Fitzhenry-Russell’s motion for preliminary approval ...

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