April 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Campbell Soup Company for allegedly falsely advertising V8 Splash. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company markets the fruit-flavored beverages – including the Berry Blend and Strawberry Kiwi flavors – as healthy, natural, and filled with fruit and vegetable juices when, according to the plaintiffs, the juices contain “massive amounts of refined sugar,” contain only 2% or less of the fruits and berries in the product name, and contain mostly water, corn syrup, and carrot juice. In addition, the complaint claims that the juices are a source of antioxidant vitamins A & C when, according to the plaintiffs, they are not and the sugar in the juice actually depletes antioxidants and blocks the absorption of vitamins and minerals. The plaintiffs also claim that the company hides that they add artificial flavors to the juices. (Sims et al v. Campbell Soup Company, Case No. 18-cv-668, C. D. CA.)
When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.