Monster Can't Shake SF Atty's Child Marketing Crusade

Law360, New York (December 16, 2013, 8:20 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by Monster Beverage Corp. that sought to stop the city of San Francisco's top attorney from forcing it to change its energy drink marketing, finding that the federal court should abstain due to proceedings in state court.

Monster had filed the lawsuit against San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera in April, after his office sent the company a letter threatening legal action over its alleged marketing to children. Just days after Monster launched its action, Herrera filed the suit...
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