Clorox suing competitor Lysol for false promoting


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Clorox is taking a swipe on the maker of Lysol in a unclean spat over false promoting.

The Clorox Company introduced Wednesday in an announcement that it filed a lawsuit towards Reckitt Benckiser for its Lysol model “in response to a wide-ranging false and misleading promoting marketing campaign.”

The lawsuit, filed in federal court docket within the Northern District of California, is asking for a court docket order to cease “the misleading adverts and requiring RB to give up the earnings it has earned on account of them,” Clorox mentioned in an announcement.

Reckitt Benckiser, a British multinational client items conglomerate, did not instantly reply to USA TODAY’s request for remark.

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The lawsuit says a number of of the tv, web and social media adverts disparage Clorox merchandise and evaluate them “unfavorably to Lysol merchandise by way of efficacy and sturdiness.” 

Clorox, which calls itself “the highest vendor of bleach-based merchandise,” says within the lawsuit that the marketing campaign has “injured Clorox’s standing with shoppers and diverted gross sales and market share” to its competitor.

“Shoppers deserve truthful data, and promoting that may assist them make the product decisions which are greatest for his or her households,” mentioned Eric Reynolds, government vice president-Cleansing and Burt’s Bees within the Clorox assertion. “We’re not against aggressive promoting, however we’re against promoting designed to mislead.”

The lawsuit additionally requests corrective promoting, unspecified damages and attorneys’ charges.

“The egregious and deceptive nature of their marketing campaign compelled us to file this lawsuit,” Reynolds mentioned within the assertion. “We owe it to our shoppers, staff, prospects and shareholders to carry RB accountable for trying to achieve unfair aggressive benefit by way of these misleading practices.”

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