St. Clair County resident accuses Ginger Ale maker of false merchandising practices

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 30, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County resident seeks class action status over her claims that Canada Dry Ginger Ale is not made with real ginger.

Heather Erwin filed the class action lawsuit on July 20 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc., alleging violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

According to the complaint, Erwin and others have paid too much for Canada Dry Ginger Ale, which advertises the soda is made from real ginger. Instead, the complaint states, the soda is made from carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, preservatives and flavor extracts.

The plaintiff seeks class action status, a jury trial and damages.She is represented by David C. Nelson of Nelson & Nelson in Belleville and Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-492

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