Coke Gets Taste of a Lawsuit Over Health Risks of Sugary Drinks

By | January 6, 2017

  • January 6, 2017 at 9:20 am
    Greg Aharonian says:
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    This should scare the chocolate companies. The average chocolate candy bar sold retail has about half of the sugar of a can of CocaCola. And thus causes half as much health problems. Meaning that it would be quite easy to alter the language of the lawsuit filed against CocaCola to file a similar lawsuit against Hershey, Nestle and Mondelez.

    • January 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm
      Yifter The Shifter says:
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      I think you are on to something with this.

  • January 6, 2017 at 9:44 am
    SWFL Agent says:
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    When did the “notion that Coke’s products can be part of a healthy diet” become “imprinted on the minds of millions”. I’ve never thought that and don’t know anyone that does. However if Coke thinks this lawsuit is without merit, they need to contact the tobacco companies and asked them about these type of lawsuits.

  • January 6, 2017 at 12:55 pm
    Einstein says:
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    Wait a sec, Coca Cola isn’t healthy? I always thought it was. What’s next. You are going to tell me french fries aren’t healthy either?

    • January 6, 2017 at 3:19 pm
      M.Prankster says:
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      “The pause that refreshes.” With a dash of cocaine. In the old days.

  • January 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    Captain Planet says:
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    Been a very long time since I’ve drank any soda, but I must say Coke was my favorite. No one should have any misconceptions about its nutritional value to a healthy diet. It does has multiple uses so I still buy it. It works wonders on any surface rough on my golf clubs. 24 hours in a bucket of Coke and they’re clean. Only irons though, don’t put woods in there. It’ll eat the paint off the woods.

    • January 6, 2017 at 1:50 pm
      Captain Planet says:
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      (sorry for the typos)*’It does have’ and ‘surface rust’*

    • January 6, 2017 at 1:51 pm
      Jack Kanauph says:
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      Thanks for golf club cleaning tip, Captain. I’m going to try that.

      • January 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm
        Captain Planet says:
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        You bet! I have an old 1963 bronze Ping putter and I do the same thing with it. That putter shines like a bar of gold when I take it out. I should add, I suggest a light wire brushing after the 24 hour soak just to make sure you get all of the soda off the club.

      • January 10, 2017 at 11:06 am
        Jocomo says:
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        Is that where club soda comes from?

        • January 10, 2017 at 2:34 pm
          Confused says:
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          *golf clap* that was a GREAT reply. Well done!

        • January 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm
          Captain Planet says:
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          That was fantastic, Jocomo. I love it!

    • January 7, 2017 at 1:28 pm
      Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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      I drink Diet Double Dew; it only has half the calories and caffeine of regular Double Dew.

  • January 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm
    mrbob says:
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    I guess I need to pay more attention to the ads that Coke is using. I for one can never remember anything about the Coke adds that would lead one to believe that the product is good for you. Just got to love the libatards and the mission of protecting all of us from our own poor choices.

    • January 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm
      Fed Up says:
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      It’s “libtards”, not “libatards”. And feel free to form a cohesive thought that doesn’t include an insult directed at liberals. This is about making money, not a political party trying to protect people from our own poor choices.

      • January 6, 2017 at 2:38 pm
        Insureguy says:
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        I’m with mrbob on the libtards thing. Fed Up, it’s not a political thing… he didn’t say democrats. Liberals have always had an agenda of “protecting us from ourselves” and twisting reality to get their way. The fact of the matter is that no one jammed a bottle of Coke down anyone’s throats. We all need to be responsible for our decisions and not sue corporate america when things go wrong. It’s the liberal (and millennial) attitude of entitlement and not being responsible for one’s choices. Oh wait, you mean it isn’t anyone else’s fault… what a novel idea. People need to start taking responsibility for their own actions. I’ve drank Coke for the past 20 years, and if that’s why I’m overweight, so be it… I’m not going to sue Coke over it. They didn’t make me drink their product.

      • January 9, 2017 at 10:21 am
        mrbob says:
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        Fed Up
        This has far more to do with the Praxis Project trying to force their agenda upon the citizens of a free country. We all make choices and if someone wants to have a Coke or a case of them that is their choice. Check out this organizations website and then come back to me with they are not trying to force an agenda with this suit. https://www.thepraxisproject.org/sweet-results-from-bay-area-elections-on-soda-taxes/ I for one am sick and tired of others telling me what I can and can not do. The current trend of nanny state, liberal socialism in this country is out of control and needs to stop. What happened to the concept of live and let live.

        • January 9, 2017 at 1:02 pm
          Captain Planet says:
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          I’m just curious, did anyone say you can’t drink Coke, or a case of them for that matter? I agree the lawsuit is ridiculous, but I also don’t hear anyone telling me what I can and cannot do. I can’t say the same for women, especially in some states, but I’m assuming the mr in your name means you are male. What rights have been taken from you?

  • January 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm
    Hi Five says:
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    One of the biggest problems in America….not sugary drinks, but, our wretched tort system

  • January 6, 2017 at 1:50 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
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    Bottom line is that pretty much anything consumed in abundant amounts is not good for you. I never heard or thought that drinking coke was healthy. But certainly one 12 oz Coca-Cola a day isn’t all that bad.

  • January 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm
    Greg Heitmann says:
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    Add a little JD to the coke, drink it and forget about all this crap.

  • January 6, 2017 at 2:01 pm
    Greg Heitmann says:
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    Great paint remover too!

  • January 6, 2017 at 2:34 pm
    Responsible adult says:
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    Being responsible for one’s own choices is an important point. No one is forcing anyone’s hand.

  • January 6, 2017 at 4:41 pm
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    Another sloppily edited Insurance Journal story: “The nonprofit Praxis Project accused the defendants of downplaying the risks to boost sales, despite scientific evidence linking sugary beverages to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.” Wrong! There likely is a correlation between fat people and the amount of sugary soft drinks they consume—but that is not the CAUSE. Coke is absolutely correct in its defense: weight is determined by calories consumed versus calories expended. If you drink five cokes a year you will not get fat. If you drink five cokes a day you will. What next? A lawsuit against ice cream?

  • January 9, 2017 at 11:56 am
    Jax Agent says:
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    Another absurd lawsuit, dreamed up by some unemployed losers and filed with enough fanfare and press releases to try to force Coke to write a check to make it go away. Extortion.
    We need serious tort reform in order to make these types of claims go away. Force the plaintiffs to pay ALL legal fees if they lose. Force the plaintiffs to show cause or some other direct link before allowing them to file a lawsuit that is this broad.
    Or file enough legal actions against Praxis, it’s founders, members, etc to keep them tied up with their own problems for a long time to come.

    Really tired of extortion law suits.

    • January 10, 2017 at 11:14 am
      Jocomo says:
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      I believe if the plaintiff loses then they should have to pay all court and lawyer fees, including the defendant’s; That should deter most frivolous lawsuits.

  • January 9, 2017 at 2:39 pm
    Krispy says:
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    But try to remove sodas from the list of approved food stamp items, and the liberals screech that you’re trying to starve the poor.

  • January 12, 2017 at 12:13 pm
    Jadefox says:
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    I remember being told “too much coke will rot your teeth and make you fat”. This goes back 50+ years. What’s changed? Back to back generations of people who cannot think for themselves. Totally dependent on the government to tell them what’s what. This lawsuit is stupid and should be thrown out.

    The “do gooders” always end up going to court to enforce their social causes. Aren’t we lucky to have such folks around to protect us from so many things.

    Then there is the lawyer issue. THERE’S TOO DARN MANY OF THEM!!! Stupid litigation is a jobs program for lawyers. They get their millions while I’ll get my $1.25 class action settlement.

    Coke needs to fight this tooth and nail till the bitter end.



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