The Clorox Company went too far when it ran television ads showing that a competitor’s Slide-Loc food storage bags could not be trusted to hold water.

Southern District Chief Judge Thomas P. Griesa ruled that the ads exaggerated the leakage rate of the Slide-Loc, manufactured by S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. He issued an order blocking Clorox, the maker of Glad Bags, from running the 15 and 30-second spots in S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. v. The Clorox Company, 99 Civ. 11079.

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