ZURICH, Switzerland: A French television star and a group of investors are demanding 280 million Swiss francs ($330 million) from Nespresso after the failure of a company that tried to offer a more sustainable alternative to the aluminum capsules sold by the coffee-pod maker.

Show host Jacques Essebag, who goes by the name Arthur, is leading the suit against the Nestlé subsidiary, the group's lawyer Francois Besse told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Tuesday, confirming a report in the Swiss daily 24 heures.

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