Bottled Water Cos. Get Green Light For Eco Canteen Suit

Law360, New York (October 21, 2009, 12:06 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has allowed a bottled water industry association to move ahead with an unfair competition lawsuit against Eco Canteen Inc. over its ad campaign claiming that plastic water bottles contain toxins, rebuffing the stainless steel bottle manufacturer's bid to force the dispute into arbitration.

Judge David S. Cayer of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina ruled Tuesday that the International Bottled Water Association never agreed to arbitrate the dispute before the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better...
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