On technical grounds, a federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a class action lawsuit against Nestle Waters North America, the parent company of Poland Spring.
The suit alleges that the company has been perpetuating a colossal fraud against American consumers by claiming on its label that bottles contain 100 percent natural spring water. In their suit plaintiffs say Poland Spring products contain ordinary ground water collected from wells.
Rather than deal with these allegations, the judge agrees with Nestle that plaintiffs' claims are all preempted by federal law.
In an email, the lawyer for those bringing the suit says they plan to move forward with their complaint after making changes based on the judge's ruling. He says the decision did not address the accuracy of their "detailed factual allegations, which he says plaintiff's look forward to proving.