A legal settlement between the state of California and the Florida-based beverage corporation, Gatorade, has many Americans shaking their heads.
California’s attorney general argues that a Gatorade-created cellphone game encourages users to keep their performance level high by avoiding water and drink Gatorade instead.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra considers that misleading, unlawful and morally wrong.
As part of a $300,000 settlement, Gatorade does not admit to wrongdoing, but the company must refrain from making statements that disparage water or the consumption of water.
R Street Institute Western Region Director Steven Greenhut maintains that the lawsuit was ridiculous in nature.
“This should never have been filed, it’s total silliness,” Greenhut insisted. “Water is not at any risk of losing its market. People understand the importance of water [and] it’s only a game.”
According to Greenhut, this is the kind of nonsense that makes California a laughing stock for the rest of the country.
“The current attorney general is following in the footsteps of the previous one – who is now a U.S. Senator, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.),” Greenhut contended. “They file an awful lot of highly partisan, politically motivated cases. This one isn’t partisan, but it certainly shows the views towards business that are common in the highest levels of our state government.”
In unrelated cases, the state of California has gone after the videographers in the Planned Parenthood case and tried to demand that conservative non-profits provide their donor lists in order to do business there.
In addition, California is now suing the Trump administration over his plans for the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
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