5-Hour Energy sued for false advertisement

Energy drink maker, 5-Hour Energy has been slapped with a lawsuit for alleged false advertisement.

Oregon Attorney General, Ellen Rosenblum, says the makers and marketers behind the drink, claim customers get extra energy from a unique blend of ingredients when it actuality the effect comes from a concentrated dose of caffeine.

Oregon filed the suit as part of a 33-state investigation into the accuracy of the product’s claims.

The suit also targets claims that users of the drink don’t experience a crash when the effects subside and that it is okay for children.

5-Hour Energy responded to the suit saying, “When companies are bullied by someone in a position of power, companies roll over, pay the ransom, and move on.  We’re not doing that.”

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