Saturday, January 19, 2013

New lawsuit alleges "energy drink" delivers no more energy than coffee

At a time when there is an on-going debate as to whether so called "energy drinks" are dangerous products because, at least in part, they have too much caffeine (see here), a new lawsuit claims exactly the opposite.  The ABA Journal is reporting (here) that a class action lawsuit filed last Tuesday attacks the marketing claims by the makers of Red Bull that the energy drink “gives you wings” which they are apparently interpreting is a claim that Red Bull improves physical and mental performance. The suit claims the popular drink is no better at providing energy than a cup of coffee.  Reuters has more on the story.

UPDATE 2/6/13: has more details on the story here.

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