PHILADELPHIA – Four Pennsylvania companies are alleged to have falsely marketed their bottled water as spring water.
Stanley F. Frompovicz, doing business as Far Away Springs, filed a complaint on behalf of himself all others similarly situated on Jan. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Niagara Bottling LLC; Ice River Springs Water Co. Inc.; Crossroads Beverage Group; and James J. Land Jr., doing business as MC Resource Development and also known as Pine Valley Farms Springs alleging false advertising and other counts.
According to the complaint, Pine Valley Farms Springs is a water source for the bottling defendants. The plaintiff alleges that the Pine Valley Farms Springs water is well water, not spring water as advertised.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants falsely advertised their water as spring water and misled customers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages; profits; disgorgement of ill-gotten gains; enjoin the defendants; order the defendants to engage in a corrective advertising; actual, double or treble damages; punitive and exemplary damages; interest; court costs and any further relief the court grants.
He is represented by Richard M. Golomb, Ruben Honik, Kenneth J. Grunfeld and David J. Stanoch of Golomb & Honik PC in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-00054-WB