Monster Puts Dangerous Extract In Energy Drink, Suit Says

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 4:51 PM EST) -- Monster Beverage Corp. was hit with a proposed class action in California on Monday that claims one of its drinks contains a green tea extract that can cause the same potentially fatal liver damage seen in users of the controversial supplement Hydroxycut.

Plaintiff Jennifer Wooding is targeting Monster Rehab Green Tea and Energy, which contains epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCG, an ingredient whose consumption can lead to liver failure, hepatitis and other liver injuries, according to a complaint filed in state court.

Monster has failed to warn consumers...
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