World News – CA – Canada Dry Settles Another ‘Not Enough Ginger in Ginger’ lawsuit


Canadian court acknowledges brand has left consumers perplexed about its health benefits

Almost two years ago, a Canadian hired a high-profile lawyer in Vancouver to take over a company he said had misled him, made false claims about the health benefits of its flagship product and, as a result, violated contracts they had with their consumers And that’s when Victor Cardoso filed his class action lawsuit against Canada Dry brand ginger ale

Cardoso said that he, his wife and their daughters all regularly swallowed Canada Dry because they believed the ginger in the soft drink gave him “health benefits.” In addition, Canada Dry Mott’s – the Canadian division of manufacturer Canada Dry Keurig Dr Pepper – printed the words « Made From Real Ginger » on its packaging This might have been technically true, but Cardoso’s lawyer argued that the company’s claim was not quite accurate

« They buy real ginger, but what they do is boil it in ethanol, which essentially destroys any nutritional or medicinal benefits, » Mark Canofari said, adding that Canada Dry uses ginger concentrate « One drop fills 70 cans [] and one drop is 05 ml So that’s how little, even concentrate, is in a glass »

Now, after more than twenty months of legal wrangling, this lawsuit has been settled by a court in British Columbia According to CTV News, Canada Dry Mott’s has agreed to pay $ 200,000, but it « expressly disclaims all liability and is not required to change its labeling or advertising for products marketed in Canada »(When similar lawsuits were filed in the United States, the company agreed to no longer use the term » Made From Real Ginger « to market and sell its products)

Hopefully no one is rubbing their hands, waiting for a massive payment from Big Ginger Ale, or any payment Canofari and Broughton Law Corporation have decided that there are too many ginger ale drinkers potentially affected and that ‘it didn’t make sense to try and locate them all, especially if they would just get a handful of change as compensation Instead, the lawyers will take their $ 100,000 reduction, Cardoso and another plaintiff will receive $ 1,500 each, and whatever remains will be donated to the British Columbia Nonprofit Law Foundation.

In August 2018, a woman in Buffalo, NY, filed a federal lawsuit against Keurig Dr Pepper, for the wording « Made from Real Ginger » on Canada Dry products She says she was both misled by this assertion and that the company had « hurt her economically »

« [Julie] Fletcher believed that meant Canada Dry was made from ginger root and was, therefore, a healthier alternative to regular soda, » her lawyer, Michael J DeBenedictis, said at the time. « SP Fletcher knew that ginger root could calm an upset stomach and bought Canada Dry when her children were sick, believing the ginger root in the drink would relieve their upset stomachs. »

In addition to removing these four words from its packaging, the company agreed to pay $ 5 $ 20 per household to all affected customers who did not keep their Canada Dry purchase receipts and $ 40 per household for those who could prove that they bought some

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