ST. LOUIS – A consumer alleges a brand of ginger ale is falsely advertised as being made with real ginger.
Julie George, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on July 25 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc. citing the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on multiple occasions in 2016 and 2017, she purchased defendants' Canada Dry ginger ale. The suit states the beverage's label states it is made from real ginger, which the plaintiff alleges is false and misleading as it does not contain real ginger but ginger flavor compound.
The plaintiff holds Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly used a deceptive and false label to entice consumers to purchase the product.
The plaintiff seeks an order certifying this case as a class action and appointing the plaintiff and her counsel as representatives and award for compensatory damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees, costs and all other relief deemed proper. She is represented by Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm LLC in St. Louis.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC10842