A lawsuit is accusing Poland Spring of selling “ordinary groundwater”

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A lawsuit is accusing Poland Spring of selling “ordinary groundwater”

By Chavie Lieber

A lawsuit filed against Nestlé Waters, which owns Poland Spring, claimed that the company was deceiving customers by selling them “ordinary groundwater” that Poland Spring “collects from wells it drilled,” and marketing it as “100% natural spring water.”

The suit called Poland Spring’s water “a colossal fraud perpetrated against American consumers.”

Nestlé tried to get the case dismissed, a US district attorney in Connecticut ruled that plaintiffs from eight states, including Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania, can pursue their lawsuit against the company.

This is not the first time Nestlé has been accused of false advertising. In 2003, according to the Washington Post, it paid $10 million to charity after it was hit with a similar class-action lawsuit regarding Poland Spring and false advertising.

Read the full article here.

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