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Lawsuit Claims Poland Spring Water isn’t From a Spring

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Nestle gets sued for falsely advertising Poland Spring water….

Is your bottle of Poland Spring water really from a spring?

lawsuit filed in federal court in Connecticut earlier this week alleges it isn’t, calling the Nestle-owned brand label that reads “100% Natural Spring Water” a “colossal fraud.”

The complaint, which seeks class-action status, claims Poland Spring parent company Nestle Waters North America is actually selling water that doesn’t meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration definition of spring water.

It also alleges water in Poland Spring-labeled bottles isn’t “collected from pristine mountain or forest springs as the images on those labels depict.” Rather, they contain “ordinary groundwater” collected from wells drilled in “saturated plains or valleys where the water table is within a few feet of the earth’s surface.”

Sip on at CBS News.

ABC’s ‘Pink Slime’ Report Tied to $177 Million in Settlement Costs

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On Beef Products ‘Pink Slime’ lawsuit….

The Walt Disney Company said in its latest quarterly financial statement that it had $177 million in costs related to settling litigation. The announcement came just weeks after ABC News, a Disney unit, reached a settlement with a meat producer that accused the network of defamation for its reports about so-called pink slime, a processed beef product used as low-cost filler.

The company’s statement, released on Aug. 8, said in a footnote that the $177 million charge was “incurred” in the nine-month period ending July 1, in addition to what was covered by insurance. It gave no details about whether that charge — or how much of it — was directly related to the processed beef product case.

Read on at The New York Times.