Manatt, Phelps & Phillips



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McCloud, California, is a small town near the Oregon border—an out-of-the-way place for a years-long battle with a global conglomerate. But that’s what it became after town officials signed a deal with Nestle Waters North America in 2003 that allowed the company to bottle 520 million gallons of spring water from the nearby McCloud River watershed for 50 years. The plan also called for the The Am Law Pro Bono 100company to construct a one million–square foot bottling facility on the site of a former lumber mill.

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