5-Hour Energy Makers Get False-Ad MDL Trimmed

Law360, San Francisco (September 5, 2014, 6:33 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday trimmed a consolidated class action in multidistrict litigation accusing the makers of 5-Hour Energy drinks of false advertising, shrinking the consumers' allegations to those based specifically on the claim that the products provide five hours' worth of energy.

In a lengthy and nuanced ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Philip S. Gutierrez threw out the bulk of the plaintiffs' allegations that Innovation Ventures LLC and Living Essentials LLC made fraudulent claims about the drinks and their benefits, but upheld consumers' fraud...
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