Hansen’s and Hubert’s Beverages

June 2018: A state court judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement. According to its terms, class members with proof of purchase may receive a full refund for a maximum award of $15 while class members without proof of purchase may receive a cash award for each product purchased in an amount that depends on the product they purchased for a maximum award of $5. For more information, go to https://www.naturalbeveragesettlement.com/.

2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Monster Beverage Corp. and Monster Energy Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing Hansen’s juice products, Hansen’s Smoothie Nectar products, Hubert’s lemonade, and Hubert’s lemonade-tea products as being “natural” when, according to the complaint, they contain added colors and other artificial ingredients. (The complaint was amended in 2015.) (Krinsk et al v. Monster Beverage Corp., Case No. 37-2014-00020192, California State Court – San Diego)

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