Vitaminwater lawsuit moves forward in court


WASHINGTON — A judge on Thursday ruled that a case challenging the claims on popular Vitaminwater drinks as misleading can move forward as a class-action lawsuit.

Attorneys representing the health-advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest and consumers from California and New York have accused Coca-Cola Co. of using deceptive labeling on Vitaminwater beverages, including claims that they reduce risks of disease and boost the immune system.