September 2014: A federal judge preliminarily approved the settlement terms. A hearing for final approval will be held on May 1, 2015.
July 2014: Red Bull North America, Inc. agreed to a $13 million settlement of this class-action lawsuit. According to the settlement terms, class members may receive either a $10.00 cash reimbursement or free Red Bull products with an approximate retail value of $15.00. For more information, go to www.EnergyDrinkSettlement.com. (Wolf et al v. Red Bull GMBH, Red Bull North America, Inc., and Red Bull Distribution Company, Inc., Case No. 13-cv-08008, S.D. N.Y.).
October 2013: A false advertising class-action lawsuit alleging that Red Bull claims its Energy Drinks give people “wings” to be mentally and physically active was transferred from the Central District of California to the Southern District of New York to be consolidated with another lawsuit (Careathers et al v. Red Bull North America, Inc., Case No. 13-cv-369, S. D. N.Y.). The complaint, which was originally filed in February 2013, alleges that the company falsely markets its energy drinks – including Red Bull® Energy Drink, Red Bull® Sugarfree, Red Bull® Total Zero, and Red Bull® Editions – as superior to other caffeine-only products and claims to have scientific studies to support these claims when, in reality, the company does not have credible and reliable scientific evidence to support such claims. (Wolf et al v. Red Bull GMBH, Red Bull North America, Inc., and Red Bull Distribution Company, Inc., Case No. 13-cv-01444, C. D. CA.).