Nestle Can't Dodge Most Of Poland Spring False Ad Suit

By Mike LaSusa (August 13, 2020, 10:03 PM EDT) -- Nestle Waters North America Inc. largely failed in its latest attempt to win a quick exit from a proposed class action alleging its Poland Spring branded water is misleadingly labeled as "spring water," with a Connecticut federal judge keeping nearly all the consumers' claims in play.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer on Wednesday shot down Nestle's argument that the customers couldn't sue under various states' laws because private citizens can't bring legal actions for violating state law spring water standards.

The judge also said that it was not clear if Nestle could use government regulatory supervision as a shield from...

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