Energy Drink Consumer Denied Class Cert. In False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (February 7, 2012, 2:42 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday refused to certify a class action claiming Redline energy drink’s maker failed to disclose risks such as rapid heartbeat, deeming the plaintiff's attorneys inadequate to represent the class and calling their class certification motion “half-coherent" and "gibberish.”

In denying class certification, U.S. Judge Thomas J. Whelan ruled that named plaintiff Zack Aaronson and his lawyers were inadequate to represent the class and that the proposed class failed to meet requirements for certification, including the requirement that Aaronson’s claims were typical...
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