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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Monster Energy Drink Wins Jury Verdict in Texas

Monster Beverage Corp., makers of Monster Energy drinks, has been hit with numerous products liability suits alleging its drinks cause heart attacks.  Some of those cases have been settled, but many have been dismissed.  In the first case to reach a verdict, a Texas jury deliberated for just 15 minutes before deciding that a Monster Energy drink did not lead to a heart attack for the then-18-year-old plaintiff.  The company argues its product is safe and that a 16-ounce drink has less caffeine (160 mg) than a 16-ounce cup of Starbucks coffee (310 mg).  The Bristol Herald Courier has details.

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