San Francisco Hits Monster With Child Marketing Suit

Law360, New York (May 6, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT) -- San Francisco's top attorney on Monday opened a new front in an escalating legal battle with Monster Beverage Corp., accusing the company in a new lawsuit of marketing its purportedly dangerous energy drink to children as young as 6 years old.

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera claims Monster violates state law by pushing its caffeine-packed beverages to young children in spite of mounting scientific evidence suggesting the energy drinks — which have been tied to at least five fatalities by the U.S. Food and Drug...
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