Companies Accused of Greenwashing
When companies green it, they better mean it.
2018: Another similar lawsuit was filed against Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Reynolds American Inc., and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in July. (Pontusson v. Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company et al, Case No. 18-cv-594, M. D. NC.) The case was transferred to the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in August.
2016: Multiple false advertising class-action lawsuits against Santa Fe Tobacco Company and Reynolds American Inc. were transferred to one court to be heard together. The lawsuits claim the companies falsely market Natural American Spirit cigarettes in several ways, including, for example, representing that they are natural, additive-free, organic, and less harmful than regular cigarettes when such claims are not true. (In Re: Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2695, U. S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation)
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