Description: Greenwashing class action lawsuit alleging that manufacturer and seller of Evian Natural Spring Water bottled water made false and misleading representations that the product was “carbon neutral.”
Dorris v. Danone Waters of America
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 01/05/2023 Complaint Download First amended class action complaint filed. 10/13/2022 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Lawsuit Charged that “Carbon Neutral” Labeling of Evian Water Was Misleading. A greenwashing class action lawsuit filed in the federal district court for the Southern District of New York asserted that the manufacturer and seller of Evian Natural Spring Water bottled water made false and misleading representations that the product was “carbon neutral.” The complaint alleged that the manufacturing process was not carbon neutral, and that even under the “carbon offset” definition of “carbon neutral,” the organizations with which the defendant worked to generate offsets contribute to pollution currently and the offsets will not take place for decades. The complaint asserted claims under California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act and New York General Business Law §§ 349 (prohibits deceptive acts or practices in the conduct of any business, trade, or commerce) and 350 (prohibits false advertising in the conduct of any business, trade, or commerce), as well as claims for breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty, unjust enrichment, and fraud.