Judge Jeffrey Alker recently rejected Nestle Water North America’s proposition to dismiss a lawsuit that has been revised. The judge claimed that Nestle Waters had defrauded its loyal client base. Allegedly, the company filled bottles of Poland Spring water which is its main brand, with groundwater. The federal judge reiterated that clients might pursue claims regarding Nestle Waters North America’s deception into overpaying for a substandard brand.
The experienced judge allowed consumers from New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts to present their claims. He added that federal law stalled claims from consumers in Vermont. Nestle Waters has since insisted that there wasn’t fraud. The water it produced met the state federal requirements. The earlier of the lawsuit was dismissed in May.
Regarding its consumer’s claims, Nestle Waters’ spokesperson insisted that they would remain confident about their legal position. The company holds that it will defend Poland Spring brand against the meritless lawsuit adding that the water is harvested from a natural spring valley making it 100 percent spring water.
Different attorneys representing the plaintiffs didn’t comment about the issue. According to the consumer’s complaint, the water supplier sells about 1 billion gallons of Poland Spring annually. Research indicates that not a drop of this water comes from its advertised source. The actual water source is neither genuine nor legal. It’s also not from natural spring.
The authentic Poland Spring is situated in Maine. It ran dry about 40 years ago. According to the complaint, Nestle Water is claiming this non-operational water source to be the primary source of its brand. Earlier on, Meyer dismissed the case while stating that the consumers were attempting to enforce policies for spring water. The move pre-empted their claims.
In his final decision, Meyer concluded that the plaintiffs would try to prove that Poland Spring water didn’t meet the state’s requirements for consumption standards but that it met specific spring water standards. This would imply that the brand mirrored the federal requirements.