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July 29, 1999 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of African American activists from the Los Angeles area called for a national boycott Wednesday of all Seven-Up and RC Cola products in response to what they allege is racism against minority employees at a company bottling plant in Vernon. The allegations are detailed in a lawsuit filed against the bottling plant by five current and former employees who said white supervisors disparaged them with racial epithets and denied them promotions because of their race.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1999
One day after a group of African American activists called for a boycott of Seven-Up and RC Cola products to protest alleged racism at a local bottling plant, a spokesman for the Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up company said the boycott was unfair. A spokesman for Texas-based Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Inc. said the soft drink company does not own the Vernon bottling plant and does not condone "inequality or unfair employment practices."
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February 28, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Seven-Up Sues Coke: Seven-Up Co. slapped Coca-Cola Co. with a $500-million lawsuit, charging its giant rival with misleading firms that bottle and sell both sodas. The suit accuses Coca-Cola of interference with Seven-Up's contracts, unfair competition and publication of false statements about Seven-Up. The company, a unit of Dallas-based Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Cos., filed the suit in a Dallas state court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1999 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of African American activists from the Los Angeles area called for a national boycott Wednesday of all Seven-Up and RC Cola products in response to what they allege is racism against minority employees at a company bottling plant in Vernon. The allegations are detailed in a lawsuit filed against the bottling plant by five current and former employees who said white supervisors disparaged them with racial epithets and denied them promotions because of their race.
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August 28, 1998 | Reuters
PepsiCo Inc. notched a victory in the cola wars when a federal judge in New York denied Coca-Cola Co.'s motion to throw out Pepsi's lawsuit accusing its bigger rival of monopolizing the market for fountain drinks dispensed at movie theaters, restaurants and other outlets. U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska disagreed with Coca-Cola's arguments that PepsiCo's lawsuit should be thrown out because it did not properly allege anti-competitive conduct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1999
One day after a group of African American activists called for a boycott of Seven-Up and RC Cola products to protest alleged racism at a local bottling plant, a spokesman for the Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up company said the boycott was unfair. A spokesman for Texas-based Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Inc. said the soft drink company does not own the Vernon bottling plant and does not condone "inequality or unfair employment practices."
BUSINESS
August 28, 1998 | Reuters
PepsiCo Inc. notched a victory in the cola wars when a federal judge in New York denied Coca-Cola Co.'s motion to throw out Pepsi's lawsuit accusing its bigger rival of monopolizing the market for fountain drinks dispensed at movie theaters, restaurants and other outlets. U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska disagreed with Coca-Cola's arguments that PepsiCo's lawsuit should be thrown out because it did not properly allege anti-competitive conduct.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Seven-Up Sues Coke: Seven-Up Co. slapped Coca-Cola Co. with a $500-million lawsuit, charging its giant rival with misleading firms that bottle and sell both sodas. The suit accuses Coca-Cola of interference with Seven-Up's contracts, unfair competition and publication of false statements about Seven-Up. The company, a unit of Dallas-based Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Cos., filed the suit in a Dallas state court.
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