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People's court dismisses lawsuit against Coca-Cola Viet Nam

Update: September, 24/2015 - 18:19
The soft drink Splash, a product of Coca-Cola Viet Nam, containing broken glass pieces. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The People's Court of Bac Tu Liem District yesterday dismissed the lawsuit filed by a Ha Noi's customer who sued Coca-Cola Viet Nam for selling substandard beverages to its customers.

The verdict was announced by the trial court.

According to the jury, there was no evidence to prove that the particular bottle of Splash soft drink was a Coca-Cola Viet Nam's product after more than 60 samples from the same plant had been taken to the court for a comparison.

On October, 2011, Nguyen Thi Binh Minh, 33, in Ha Noi's Bac Tu Liem District, bought a Splash soft drink and found that it contained two pieces of broken glass.

The drink was manufactured on June, 29, 2011 by the corporation's plant in Ha Noi. The expiry date was December 29, 2011.

Minh had granted a power of attorney to her representative to work with the corporation. The corporation was required to compensate her with the same amount she had spent to buy the drink, give an explanation on the broken glass pieces in their product and make a public apology to a local newspaper in five consecutive issues.

The district's people's court had taken the drink to the Ministry of Public Security for tests twice.

The tests showed that the bottle cap of the drink was different from the cap of other products at the same plant of the corporation. The tests found no traces of opening and closing of the cap. — VNS

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