Seagram’s Ginger Ale Deal Needs New Look, Alabama Attorney Says

Sept. 10, 2019, 6:28 PM

A tentatively approved $2.45 million consumer class settlement over Coca-Cola Co.'s marketing of Seagram’s Ginger Ale needs another look, an Alabama attorney says.

The deal, which got an early nod from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, also calls for Coca-Cola to stop saying its Seagram’s Ginger Ale products are “Made with Real Ginger.”

Jackie Fitzhenry-Russell and others said 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.

Charles M. Thompson challenged ...

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