As you know, there has been a lot of attention during the last few months on whether so called "energy drinks" are dangerous - particularly to children. (Go here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here for some of my previous posts on this topic.)
Now, here is the latest: As part of a of a 33-state investigation into the safety and marketing claims of 5-Hour Energy, several attorneys general have claimed that the maker of 5-Hour Energy is withholding vital information that is necessary for the ongoing investigation. To gain access to those documents, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed a petition last month in Multnomah County Circuit Court calling for an order that would force Living Essentials, LLC, the marketer of 5-Hour Energy, to hand over complete documents that the attorney general’s office has been requesting since January 2013. The energy drink maker countered by asking another judge to set the demand aside claiming that the only data it has failed to provide is proprietary information regarding the amounts of certain ingredients contained in the products, arguing that release of that information could benefit competitors. For more information go to AboutLawsuits.