Breaking News

Lawsuit Claims Coca-Cola Is Bad Like Tobacco
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Summary: A new lawsuit alleges that Coca-Cola misled the public about the dangers of its beverages. 

Obesity in the United States is clearly a problem. Yet, who is to blame? One consumer advocacy group says Coca-Cola, and they recently filed a lawsuit against the soda giant. The plaintiffs allege that the soda giant is just as bad as tobacco when it comes to knowingly endangering people’s health.

  
What
Where


Praxis Project filed the lawsuit against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association. The nonprofit alleges that the groups colluded into misleading the public about the negative health effects of soda. They said that the defendants confused people about the science linking obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease to sugary drinks.

According to Fox Business, the case tactics are similar to those used by lawyers who fought against tobacco companies. “In the 1950s, tobacco companies routinely defended themselves against claims that cigarettes caused cancer by denying there was a link, or by suggesting other factors caused cancer. In the 1980s, the tobacco companies argued smokers knowingly assumed the risks of cancer, or other health problems, when they began smoking, but it wasn’t until a third phase of lawsuits filed against tobacco companies when it emerged the the tobacco companies had actually been aware of the addictive nature of tobacco,” Fox Business stated.

The Coca-Cola lawsuit references the tobacco lawsuits, and it added that Coke targets children with its advertising as a way to recruit consumers when they’re young. The plaintiffs said that Coke also has repeatedly lied about their drinks, stating egregious falsehoods such as there is no scientific link between obesity and sugary beverages.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




The Praxis Group is asking for Coca-Cola to stop advertising to people younger than 12, release files about the health effects of consuming sugary drinks, and to educate the public about the dangers of their beverages.

Coca-Cola and the ABA have already refuted the allegations, calling the lawsuit “meritless.”



“We take our consumers and their health very seriously and have been on a journey to become a more credible and helpful partner in helping consumers manage their sugar consumption,” Coca-Cola said to Fortune.

ABA also spoke to Fortune and denied Praxis’ allegations.

“[We] know we have an important role to play in addressing our nation’s health challenges. That’s why we’re engaging with health groups and community organizations to drive a reduction in the sugar and calories Americans get from beverages,” the ABA stated.

The lawsuit does not name Coke’s competitors such as Pepsi, and Praxis said that it because their investigation is still pending.

Do you think this lawsuit has merit? Let us know in the comments below. 



 

RELEVANT JOBS

Compliance Associate

USA-NY-New York City

About Us: New datasets are being created every day and investors need to incorporate them to rema...

Apply now

Legal Assistant

USA-FL-Boynton Beach

Are you looking to expand your knowledge and experience in the legal world? If so, come join our ama...

Apply now

Personal Injury Attorney

USA-FL-Boynton Beach

Come join one of the fastest growing and successful injury law firms in Florida! Frankl Kominsky ...

Apply now

Litigation Paralegal

USA-CO-Colorado Springs

Seeking Litigation Paralegal for Personal Injury Law Firm Vigil and Alford, PLLC is seeking a par...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

BCG Attorney Search In-House Counsel

USA-CA-Los Angeles

BCG Attorney Search In-House Counsel We are a Legal Employment Company located in California with o...

Apply Now

FDA Regulatory Attorney

USA-MA-Boston

Boston office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks FDA regulatory attorney with 3-4 ye...

Apply Now

Foreclosure/Bankruptcy Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Temecula

Temecula office of our client seeks associate attorney with preferably 2 years of experience working...

Apply Now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top