Judge denies request from Monster Beverage to dismiss lawsuit accusing company of mislabeling its energy drinks as dietary supplements; lawsuit filed by San Francisco city attorney's office last May
March 11, 2014
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– A California judge has denied a request from Monster Beverage Corp. to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the company of mislabeling its energy drinks as dietary supplements, selling unsafe beverages and engaging in misleading business practices by marketing to children and teens, Food Product Design reported March 10.
The lawsuit was filed on May 6, 2013, by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera.
Monster attempted to get the lawsuit dismissed by saying that its energy drinks fell squarely within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's expertise.
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