5-Hour Energy Maker Faces Class Action Over 'Crash' Claims

Law360, Chicago (March 8, 2013, 6:48 PM EST) -- The maker of 5-Hour Energy was hit Thursday with a putative class action in Pennsylvania alleging it deceptively markets the drink as causing no so-called crash or subsequent drop in energy when it actually does cause a crash attributable to caffeine.

Plaintiffs Donna A. Thompson and Michael R. Casey sued Innovation Ventures LLC, which does business as Living Essentials, claiming the product it markets as a healthy vitamin-filled energy drink is actually "nothing more than a shot of caffeine."

The plaintiffs point to words on the...
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