PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against the maker of a beverage marketed as coconut water, alleging the drink was misleadingly labeled because it contains no coconut water at all and has no coconut health benefits.
Vicky Silva filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on March 9, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon against Unique Beverage Co. LLC, alleging that the corporation falsely advertises the actual contents of its coconut water product.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she suffered damages from being misled into purchasing a falsely advertised product. The plaintiff holds Unique Beverage responsible because the defendant allegedly labels its product with the word "Coconut" even though the beverage doesn't taste like coconut. This misleads consumers into purchasing the product, the complaint said.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to enjoin the defendant and order the defendant to preserve all sales records and other consumer data. She is also asking for actual, statutory and punitive damages, interest and reimbursement for all legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. She is represented by Michael Fuller of Olsen Daines PC in Portland, Ore.
U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon Case number 3:17-cv-00391-HZ