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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law by Betsy Kim  
How Amped Are Energy Drinks? [Infographic]

Highly caffeinated energy drinks are making some health professionals a bit tense and nervous — warning against the use of these products by athletes and children. (See our Lawyers.com video.) The City of San Francisco has even sued Monster Beverage Company, asserting its products are dangerous and aggressively marketed to children. Our infographic provides facts on energy drink caffeine content, statistics on the growing number of energy drink-related ER visits, and information on the dangers of too much caffeine. It …

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Posted 1 year ago in Class Actions Consumer Law Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Applebee’s Sued for Hiding Drink Prices from Customers

For customers who’ve gone to Applebee’s or IHOP lately and wondered just how much it cost to get tipsy, a class action pending in federal court in New Jersey could force the restaurants to cough up that information.   $5 Million at Stake On behalf of a possible class of Applebee’s and IHOP customers, Candace Watkins sued the restaurant chains and their parent, DineEquity, in New Jersey state court in 2011, alleging violations of the state’s Truth in Consumer Contract …

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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law by Aaron Kase  
FTC Can Sue Big Pharma for Pay to Delay, Supreme Court Rules

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the right to sue when big pharmaceutical companies pay smaller firms to keep generic drugs off the market, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today. In FTC v. Actavia, the justices issued a 5-3 decision reversing an 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that blocked a lawsuit because the drug company had a patent on the drug in question. Generic companies often challenge questionable patents held by name-brand drug producers, to which a common …

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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law Video by Clare Major  
Monster Energy Drinks Fuel Health Concerns [Video]

  The City of San Francisco is suing Monster Beverage Corporation for aggressively marketing its highly caffeinated energy drinks to teens and children. The company sold over $2 billion in these drinks in 2012. Lawyers.com videojournalist Clare Major interviews San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera. He accuses Monster Beverage Corporation of targeting sales to children despite known health risks, and failing to warn consumers of the dangers of over consumption. Eighteen health experts wrote a letter to the Food and …

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Posted 2 years ago in Class Actions Consumer Law Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Will Sega Pay $5M to Mad Gamers for Alleged ‘Bait and Switch’?

When “Aliens: Colonial Marines” hit the stores in February, disgruntled gamers say the first-person shooter video game they bought was not the same one demonstrated by Sega and Gearbox Software in the years leading up to its release. And they’re suing the companies for false advertising to prove it. Claiming the video game he – and everyone else in the United States – bought not only sucks but is also part of an unfair and unlawful “bait and switch” scheme, …

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