MDL Panel Combines 5-Hour Energy False Ad Suits In Calif.

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Wednesday consolidated nine putative false marketing class actions against the maker of 5-Hour Energy, agreeing with the manufacturer that California federal court is the best location for the proceedings.

Both sides had supported consolidating the suits, but the consumer plaintiffs had pushed for the MDL to take place in Ohio. The panel said the central district of California would be better because the earliest class action in the bunch was filed there and it is the only jurisdiction...
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