LOS ANGELES – The makers of Canada Dry Ginger Ale are accused of falsely advertising the soda as being made with real ginger.
Arash Hashemi, Natasha Safaradi and Patrick Gilburt filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on March 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc. alleging violation of state civil codes, negligent representation, common law fraud and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that Arash Hashemi, Natasha Safaradi and Patrick Gilburt suffered damage from being misled into purchasing a falsely advertised product. The plaintiffs holds Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly advertises their ginger ale to be made from real ginger despite having no detectable amount present according to an independent testing.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek all damages, interest, restitution, injunctive relief, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. They are represented by Barbara A. Rohr and Benjamin Heikali of Faruqi & Faruqi LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-02042-FMO-SS