Bloomberg Law
Dec. 3, 2019, 8:58 PMUpdated: Dec. 4, 2019, 3:02 AM

Nestle Bottled Water Pump Blocked by Michigan Court (Corrected)

Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
Staff Correspondent

A small Michigan township defeated international food and beverage giant Nestle in a court battle over whether the company can install a high-capacity well pumping station that would help top off thousands of Ice Mountain water bottles.

A three-judge Michigan Court of Appeals panel ruled Dec. 3 that Nestle’s planned pumping station in Osceola Township didn’t meet an exception to local zoning rules.

Nestle, the world’s largest food and beverage company, issued a statement saying it’s evaluating its next legal steps, which may include a discretionary appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court.

The court held that a planned pumping station ...

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