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Lawsuits Against Coca-Cola Approved in India

An Indian state has passed a law allowing residents to seek compensation from soft drink giant Coca-Cola for alleged environmental damage from a former bottling plant. Coca-Cola Co.'s Indian subsidiary, Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages, says the legislation passed Thursday by Kerala state is "devoid of facts, scientific data or any input from or consideration given to" the company. Environmental activists and local residents say the plant in Palakkad district contaminated ground water, caused severe water shortages and leeched dangerous chemicals before it was shut down in 2004…

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India: Kerala State passes law allowing residents to sue Coca-Cola for alleged environmental harms, water shortage

Coca-Cola lawsuit (re India)