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(Huffington Post)   Customer sues Red Bull saying the drink is not powerful, has less caffeine than a cup of coffee and barely gave him enough energy to file a frivolous lawsuit   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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913 clicks; posted to Business » on 19 Jan 2013 at 9:33 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-19 07:22:46 AM  
on the subway footlong link on the mainpage, , there was a comment from a woman in Australia who was upset that redbull did not in fact, give her wings . I could not help myself- i clicked like
 
2013-01-19 10:01:31 AM  
The plaintiff:

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2013-01-19 10:13:36 AM  
Count II:

Red Bull tastes worse than anti-freeze.
 
2013-01-19 10:51:24 AM  
A law requiring that if a plaintiff loses, plaintiff has to pay defendants cost of defense would reduce frivolous lawsuits
 
2013-01-19 11:19:28 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: A law requiring that if a plaintiff loses, plaintiff has to pay defendants cost of defense would reduce frivolous lawsuits

 
2013-01-19 11:22:06 AM  
This also reminds me of when some idiot tried to sue the makers of Axe Deodorant claiming that their advertising was deceptive because using the product didn't cause female to flock to him.
 
2013-01-19 11:25:02 AM  

Fonaibung: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: A law requiring that if a plaintiff loses, plaintiff has to pay defendants cost of defense would reduce frivolous lawsuits


To further explain my point, my rationale is that such a law would force people (and "we'll get you $$$ lawyers) to really think about it and make sure they have a good case before filing a lawsuit
 
2013-01-19 11:26:17 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: This also reminds me of when some idiot tried to sue the makers of Axe Deodorant claiming that their advertising was deceptive because using the product didn't cause female to flock to him.


So, I could sue all the beer companies too?
 
2013-01-19 11:52:36 AM  

Fonaibung: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: A law requiring that if a plaintiff loses, plaintiff has to pay defendants cost of defense would reduce frivolous lawsuits


The only problem with that is that it could reduce legitimate ones too.

Just because you have a non-frivolous lawsuit doesn't mean you're going to win.

They could maybe provide a mechanism whereby the defendant can make a motion to "dismiss as frivolous" and if the judge grants it, then make them pay legal expenses.
 
2013-01-19 12:42:16 PM  
The plaintiff may be just another scum class action attorney. Nonetheless, an in-law is an executive at a major beverage corporation, and he loves to blather about his work to an obnoxious degree ... he insists that there are only 3 effective additives: sugar, caffeine, and alcohol; everything else is marketing and/or placebo.

These beverage manufacturers routinely settle lucrative lawsuits like this one.
 
2013-01-19 02:13:16 PM  
As a fan of the 7th amendment, this gives me a sad.
 
2013-01-19 02:38:04 PM  
The plaintiff may be just another scum class action attorney. Nonetheless, an in-law is an executive at a major beverage corporation, and he loves to blather about his work to an obnoxious degree ... he insists that there are only 3 effective additives: sugar, caffeine, and alcohol; everything else is marketing and/or placebo.

I can see that. I've only tried 1 energy drink (to try to stay awake in the afternoon) and it had no effect what so ever. (Neither caffeine or sugar affect me strongly.)
 
2013-01-19 04:54:29 PM  

cig-mkr: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: This also reminds me of when some idiot tried to sue the makers of Axe Deodorant claiming that their advertising was deceptive because using the product didn't cause female to flock to him.

So, I could sue all the beer companies too?


You're not actually drinking the stuff, are you? You're supposed to just look successful and attractive.

/Have you ever seen anyone actually drink beer in one of those commercials?
 
2013-01-19 09:48:08 PM  

NotARocketScientist: The plaintiff may be just another scum class action attorney. Nonetheless, an in-law is an executive at a major beverage corporation, and he loves to blather about his work to an obnoxious degree ... he insists that there are only 3 effective additives: sugar, caffeine, and alcohol; everything else is marketing and/or placebo.

I can see that. I've only tried 1 energy drink (to try to stay awake in the afternoon) and it had no effect what so ever. (Neither caffeine or sugar affect me strongly.)


there was a 2 year + long period over which i tried every supposed energy drink and tonic on the market. IMHO they are all crap, every one. as for the commercials, most people realize as children they are being deceived by cereal and toy commercials. then there is the incredible amount of fools who buy right into the marketing and gladly pay more for watered down light beer and convince themselves that Red Bull is the panacea that helps them make it through the day.
 
2013-01-20 01:40:24 AM  
Red Bull and 5 Hour energy drinks do nothing for me, maybe I should sue for a free ink pen or even a hat.

Around here drinking an energy drink (mostly Rockstar, Red Bull, and Amp) is a status thing more than anything else. Kind of like hipsters and PBR beer.

I still like the fact a former co-worker would buy AMP by the case and drink it like water because he loved the flavor and always complained of insomnia and sleep problems. Further back I had a co-worker who worked the overnight shift who went through a case of Red Bull a week and the later on had kidney failure and ended up dying. I wonder if his family sued Red Bull. Memories....
 
2013-01-20 02:56:48 AM  

Happy Hours: Fonaibung: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: A law requiring that if a plaintiff loses, plaintiff has to pay defendants cost of defense would reduce frivolous lawsuits

The only problem with that is that it could reduce legitimate ones too.

Just because you have a non-frivolous lawsuit doesn't mean you're going to win.

They could maybe provide a mechanism whereby the defendant can make a motion to "dismiss as frivolous" and if the judge grants it, then make them pay legal expenses.


Good point, that would be a better idea. I imagine that such a motion would include the defendant explaining why they think it's frivolous. For example, "We didn't think we needed to warn the plaintiff that was dangerous because it's obvious that it's dangerous."
 
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