ST. LOUIS – Four individuals have filed a potential class action suit over allegations that Canada Dry Ginger Ale only contains a minimal amount of processed ginger flavoring compound.
Julie George, et al. individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated filed a complaint on Dec. 11 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. and Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc. alleging violation of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege the defendants' Canada Dry Ginger Ale labels state "made from real ginger," which they allege leads consumers to believe the soda is made from real ginger from ginger root. They allege this claim is deceptive and misleading.
The plaintiffs hold Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. and Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly prominently represented that their sodas are made from real ginger when the products only contain a minimal amount of processed ginger flavor.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek an order certifying this case as a class action and appointing the plaintiffs and their counsel as representatives and award for compensatory damages, interest, attorney fees, costs and all other relief that is just and proper. They are represented by Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm LLC in St. Louis; David C. Nelson of Nelson & Nelson Attorneys at Law PC in Belleville, Illinois; and Craig D. Cherry of Haley Olson PC in Waco, Texas.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822cc11811