Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Coke Mislabeling Claims Survive, But Not To Recoup Large Fee Award, Judge Says

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Coke Mislabeling Claims Survive, But Not To Recoup Large Fee Award, Judge Says

OAKLAND, Calif. - A federal judge on Aug. 21 denied a bid by The Coca-Cola Co. to dismiss consumer class action claims that the company violated California's unfair competition law (UCL) by not listing phosphoric acid as an artificial flavor or chemical preservative on product labels. The judge then warned the consumers not to use the case as a vehicle to seek a large attorney fee award through settlement (George Engurasoff, et al. v. The Coca-Cola Company, et al., No. 13-3990, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116936).

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