Michael L. Feinstein, P.A.

Poland Spring water faces class action litigation

Florida business owners work hard to get their products on the market and to make their products appealing to certain consumers. As a result, they undoubtedly research their available marketing strategies while working to ensure that they do not provide any false advertising. However, some consumers may still feel that they were misled by a product, and if disgruntled enough, those consumers may choose to move forward with class action litigation.

It was recently reported that a previously dismissed class action lawsuit has been given the approval to move forward. The complaint had been amended, and the undisclosed changes to the claim apparently resonated with the federal judge presiding over the case. According to reports, the lawsuit claims that Poland Spring water has misled consumers by claiming that the bottled water comes from springs when it is actually sourced from wells.

The bottled water company's parent corporation, Nestle Waters North America, believes that the claims are meritless because Poland Spring adheres to the Food and Drug Administration's guidelines regarding "spring water" labels. The labels can be used if the water comes from the same source as a natural spring and has a certain chemical composition. Nonetheless, the legal claims were given the go-ahead to proceed in eight states.

Facing unnecessary claims and class action litigation can cause additional stress and a greater workload for business owners. Though they may know that these events are not always unavoidable, it can still prove frustrating to have to handle them. Florida business owners facing legal claims will certainly want to work with their legal counsel to find the best options for quickly and effectively handling any claims against them.

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