A nutrition advocacy group, the Washington-based Center for Science in the Public Interest, on Thursday sued the Coca-Cola Co., the biggest beverage maker in the world, for what a class action calls "deceptive" health claims about VitaminWater. The group accuses Coke of selling what it says is basically sugar water through claims that the product has vitamins that boost immunity and reduce the risk of disease. A Coca-Cola spokeswoman called the lawsuit a "cheap, opportunistic publicity stunt."
Coca-Cola Sued Over VitaminWater Health Claims
The Associated Press
January 16, 2009