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Greenwashing Litigation: Prosecuting “green” companies

When plaintiffs file greenwashing litigation, a business is accused of making false statements about its environmental, social, and governance practices in order to appeal to consumers' interest in eco-friendliness. Specific causes of action vary from case to case, but include claims of fraud, false advertising and unfair and deceptive trade practices. Greenwashing, or the act of misleading consumers about a company's environmental practices, is a growing concern. While some companies may genuinely be trying to go green, others may be using misleading tactics to make their products seem more environmentally friendly than they actually are. What Is ESG? ...

August 22, 2022|Environment Law|

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