The woman files a lawsuit against the brands of diet soda, as they did not shed pounds, she loses
CALIFORNIA: a woman from California She lost a presentation against a brand of diet soda, claiming that she was tricked into believing that it would help her lose a few pounds, which she clearly did not do.
Three judges from a California 's 9th circuit appeals court rejected the case and ruled that diet soda doesn't claim to aid weight loss. According to the judgment, The prevalent understanding of the term in (the marketplace) is that the 'diet' version of a has fewer calories than its 'regular' counterpart. Just because some consumers may unreasonably interpret the term differently does not render the use of 'diet' in a soda's brand name false or deceptive.
As reported by the New York Reporter, the case was presented by Shana Bacerra, who said she was tricked by consuming her dietary drink, which she did for almost 13 years in the hope that she would convert it. lose weight .
The judges thought that the word 'diet' is generally used for products that have fewer calories than the 'regular' versions.
Bacerra also felt cheated due to all the attractive models shown in Dr. Pepper's ads.
Judge Jay Bybee wrote in the decision that the representation of fit and attractive people in the advertisements cannot reasonably be understood to convey any specific meaning.
Such a lawsuit wasn't a first for the California woman, as last week her case against was shot down by the same court.
The woman also blamed beverage manufacturers for using aspartame in their drinks as an artificial sweetener, which she believed caused a greater weight gain.
Bacerra lost both cases as he could not present any evidence on deceptive advertising and harmful effects of aspartame.