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Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over “Slightly Sweet” Tea
Author: Patrick J. McNamaraDate: September 15, 2021
Coca-Cola Co. did not mislead consumers by labeling its Gold Peak iced tea as “slightly sweet,” according to a federal court judge. The court held in Mazella v. The Coca-Cola Co. that the plaintiff failed to plausibly allege that the term misleads consumers into believing the tea is low in sugar.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not define the term “low sugar.” However, the regulator has established conditions of use for “sugar-free” and “reduced/less sugar” nutrient content claims. Claims of “no added sugars” and “without added sugars” are allowed if no sugar or sugar-containing ingredient is added during processing. Meanwhile, “reduced” or “less sugar” claims are permitted on products containing at least 25% less sugar per reference amount customarily consumed than an appropriate reference food.
How Is COVID-19 Impacting Lawsuit Settlements?
While most courts have slowly resumed operations, the months-long closures and reduced capacity have resulted in large backlogs, which will...
Scarinci Hollenbeck Welcomes Niche Litigator to NYC Office
Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Litigation Practice Welcomes Ajoe P. Abraham as Counsel July 21, 2021 - New York, NY – Scarinci Hollenbeck’s New...
Attorney-Client Privilege - Why It Matters and How Not to Lose It
Attorney-client privilege ensures that anything you tell your attorney will be held in strict confidence... Attorney-client privilege ensures that anything...
Are Arbitration and Mediation the Solution to Court Backlogs Caused by COVID-19?
With courts shuttered for several months, COVID-19 has exacerbated New Jersey’s existing legal logjam... With courts shuttered for several months,...
What Employers Need to Know About Landmark SCOTUS Ruling on LGBT Rights
June 19, 2020
Gay, lesbian, and transgender (LGBT) workers are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Gay, lesbian,...
Will COVID-19 Prompt an Uptick in White-Collar Crime Investigations?
May 27, 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic may be slowing the pace at which white-collar crimes are prosecuted, it would be unwise to...
Planning for Compliance’s “Next Normal”
May 5, 2020
Prior to re-opening your firm after COVID-19, now is the time for “after-action risk assessments” (“AARAs”)... Most enterprises and institutions...
New Rules Coming for Consumer Arbitration in New Jersey
April 15, 2020
NJ Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed legislation that establishes new consumer protections in arbitration... New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently...
What Businesses Need to Know About Litigation Funding
October 22, 2019
For Businesses Considering Taking Legal Action, it is Important to Understand How Litigation Funding Works The litigation funding industry has...
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