Cans of Rockstar Energy Coffee
November 2017: A federal magistrate judge recommended that the district court should dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim. Later in November, plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this action When…
December 2016: A federal judge dismissed this action When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled. finding, among other things, that plaintiffs failed to meet the heightened pleading standard for fraud-based claims.
December 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Rockstar, Inc. for allegedly deceptively labeling Rockstar products – including energy and caffeinated drinks – as “Made In The USA” when they actually contain foreign ingredients. (Alaei et al v. Rockstar, Inc. and Rockstar Beverage Corp., Case No. 15-cv-2959, S. D. CA.)
For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding “Made in USA” claims and TINA.org’s coverage of the issue, click here.
A closer look at the who, what, where, when, and why.
In honor of the Fourth of July, a reminder that not all “USA-made” products meet the legal definition.