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Nevada jury awards $130M to 5 people who had liver damage after drinking bottled water

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada jury has awarded about $130 million in damages in a lawsuit filed by five people who suffered liver damage before bottled water marketed by a Las Vegas-based company was recalled in 2021. This week’s verdict is the second big-money award in cases involving The company’s Real Water brand was sold in distinctive boxy blue bottles as premium “alkalized” drinking water with healthy properties. A state court jury in October awarded more than $228 million in damages to several other plaintiffs, including a woman who died of liver failure. Plaintiffs’ attorney Will Kemp said Thursday the cases should remind food and beverage manufacturers to commit to quality assurance.

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