The U.S. District Court for the District of Maine has shot down a beverage maker’s attempt to escape hostile work environment claims in a sexual harassment case brought under the Maine Human Rights Act (MHRA), but agreed to dismiss retaliation and constructive discharge claims.

BlueTriton Brands, which was previously Nestle Water North America until Spring 2021 when they were acquired by One Rock Capital Partners, LLC and Metropoulos & Co., was sued by Heather Verrier in the Maine Superior Court in October 2020. The case was subsequently moved to federal court the next month.