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VANCOUVER — The maker of Canada Dry ginger ale has agreed to pay greater than $200,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit launched by a B.C. man who alleged he was misled by advertising suggesting the soda had medicinal advantages.
A B.C. Supreme Court docket resolution on prices launched Monday reveals Victor Cardoso claimed he purchased Canada Dry on the premise it was “created from actual ginger” however the advertising was false and it contained none.
The choice says Cardoso later conceded that the soda comprises small quantities of ginger derivatives however he continued to allege that the corporate’s representations of its product had been false.
The soda’s maker, Canada Dry Mott’s Inc., denied the allegations and any legal responsibility.
Below the settlement settlement, the corporate isn’t required to vary its labelling or promoting for merchandise marketed in Canada.
The settlement was accredited in March for Canadians exterior Quebecrequiring that the corporate pay $200,000, which incorporates authorized prices, plus $18,607 in different authorized bills.
The settlement means the rest of the cash might be paid to class members by means of a donation to the B.C. Legislation Basis. The 2 lead plaintiffs obtain $1,500 every.
Cardoso had argued Canada Dry marketed its product as being created from actual ginger “in an effort to capitalize on the well being advantages related to the consumption of ginger.”
He stated he bought the ginger ale commonly for his household believing it was “pure.”
The category-action adopted comparable lawsuits in the US, which noticed the corporate drop the “created from actual ginger” line from its merchandise bought there.
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 29, 2020.
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