OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — A health business is suing Coca-Cola, alleging negligent misrepresentation.
The Praxis Project filed a lawsuit Jan. 4 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against The Coca-Cola Company and American Beverage Association, alleging false representations regarding the health impact of its sweetened beverages.
According to the complaint, The Praxis Project suffered monetary damages on behalf of consumers who were deceived into believing that sweetened Coca-Cola beverages with a balanced diet prevents obesity. The plaintiff alleges the defendants mislead the public into believing that with a balanced diet and exercising it is fine to consume sweetened beverages.
Praxis Project seeks trial by jury, to enjoin the defendant, order the defendant to disclose all research previously conducted regarding the impact of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on health, order the defendant to fund a corrective public education campaign, court costs and all further equitable relief. They are represented by attorneys Michael R. Rose of Reese LLP in New York, by Maia Kats of the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C., and by Andrew Rainer of the Public Health Advocacy Institute in Boston.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00016-JSC