Class Action

Minute Maid Enhanced Pomegranate Blueberry Juice

Class Action

Minute Maid Enhanced Pomegranate Blueberry Juice

May 2016: This action was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed.

February 2016: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a settlement of this lawsuit. According to the proposed settlement terms, class members with proof of purchase may receive a full refund and class members without proof of purchase may receive a voucher for a beverage sold by Coco-Cola (including Minute Maid, Simply, Smartwater, Vitaminwater, Vitaminwater Zero, and Honest Tea). In addition, Coca-Cola agreed to donate no less than $300,000 worth of food and juice products to charitable and non-profit organizations. Although the proposed settlement does not provide injunctive relief, Coca-Cola stopped selling Minute Maid Enhanced Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices in 2014 and does not plan on reintroducing it in the United States.

July 2015: A federal judge denied Coca-Cola’s motion for summary judgment and allowed a false advertising class-action lawsuit filed against the company to move forward. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2009, alleges that the marketing for Minute Maid Enhanced Pomegranate Blueberry juice misleadingly represents that the juice’s primary ingredients are pomegranate and blueberry juice when, in reality, the juice’s primary ingredients are apple and grape juices and it contains only small amounts of pomegranate and blueberry juice. (Saeidian et al v. The Coca-Cola Company, Case No. 09-cv-6309, C. D. CA.)

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