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Is Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Dishonest?

Is Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Dishonest? November 16, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Several food supplements lawsuits claiming deceptive marketing and labelling have been filed against Jessica Alba’s Honest Company, arguing its products are "falsely" labeled as natural and plant-based. But what does “natural” mean? “From a liability standpoint, I don’t see the merit in these false advertising suits when there is no agreed upon definition of natural in the first place,” says attorney Ann Marie Mortimer, partner at Hunton & Williams law firm.
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Plaintiff Awaiting Kidney Is a Grim Reaper of Hope in the Face of Monster

Plaintiff Awaiting Kidney Is a Grim Reaper of Hope in the Face of Monster May 3, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Tucson, AZ: The health concerns that have emerged from lawsuits and subsequent headlines screaming Monster Energy Drink Deaths and Hospitalizations tend to be weighted on the side of cardiovascular issues related to consumption of the high levels of caffeine usually associated with the consumption of energy drinks.
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Caffeinated Energy Drinks Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Caffeinated Energy Drinks Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes April 27, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Calgary, AB: Over the last 10 years there has been exponential growth in the sale and consumption of caffeinated energy drinks.
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Maker Of “Neuro” Drinks Agrees To Pay $500,000 In Fines and Restitution

Maker Of “Neuro” Drinks Agrees To Pay $500,000 In Fines and Restitution April 15, 2016. By LAS Staff Writer.
April 14, 2016 (Press Release): Neurobrands LLC, the Santa Monica-based maker of the “Neuro” line of drinks, has agreed to a permanent court injunction that requires it to change its marketing practices. The company will also pay $500,000 in penalties and restitution as part of a settlement with local prosecutors.
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Canadian Study Links Teen Consumption of Energy Drinks and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Canadian Study Links Teen Consumption of Energy Drinks and Traumatic Brain Injuries April 5, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Vancouver, BC: A 2015 study by researchers in Canada suggests a link between teen consumption of energy drinks and a risk of traumatic brain injury. Previous studies have suggested a link between the use of energy drinks and a risk of heart problems. Energy drink lawsuits have been filed in the United States alleging consumers who ingested energy drinks - including Monster Energy drinks - suffered serious heart complications as a result.
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Canadian Pediatrician Expresses Concern about “Energy Drinks”

Canadian Pediatrician Expresses Concern about “Energy Drinks” March 31, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Halifax, NS: Dr. Noni MacDonald, a Canadian pediatrician and member of an expert panel convened by Health Canada to study the sale and consumption of caffeinated energy drinks in 2010, is clear about what she believes should be done.
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Toronto Father Believes His Son among “Suspected” Energy Drink Deaths

Toronto Father Believes His Son among “Suspected” Energy Drink Deaths March 29, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Scarborough, ON: Health Canada keeps on file a list of adverse reactions related to the use of caffeinated energy drinks. Its Summary of Adverse Reactions shows 87 adverse events (from 1964 to 2012), including three deaths, in which Health Canada says a caffeinated energy drink, or product, had “a suspected role” in causing some type of physical reaction, from dizziness and mental confusion to severe cardiac events.
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More Lawsuits Filed Alleging Monster Energy Drink Injury

More Lawsuits Filed Alleging Monster Energy Drink Injury March 1, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Riverside, CA: A product that is alleged to trigger heart attacks, strokes, brain damage and kidney failure in people as young as 14 is facing additional litigation following the filing of lawsuits against Monster Beverage Corp. Plaintiffs allege Monster Energy Drink Deaths and Hospitalizations.
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Dr. Oz Faces Herbal Supplement Lawsuit

Dr. Oz Faces Herbal Supplement Lawsuit February 20, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
New York, NY: It's not just herbal supplement companies that face the wrath of consumers who allege they’ve been misled into buying herbal supplements. Celebrities that are seen as endorsing the supplements are also on the receiving end of lawsuits. Dr. Oz has faced congressional hearings and now faces a lawsuit over fat-burning supplements, with plaintiffs alleging they were misled into buying worthless supplements.
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Beastie Boys Settle Conflict with Monster Energy

Beastie Boys Settle Conflict with Monster Energy February 6, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
New York, NY: While Monster Energy faces a variety of lawsuits concerning its actual energy drinks, it no longer has to deal with the copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the Beastie Boys. That’s because the lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount in January 2016. With that claim out of the way, Monster Energy can focus again on other energy drink lawsuits concerning warnings on the drink’s label.
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