Red Bull Gives You $10, Not Wings

Oct 9, 2014 at 12:13 pm |

Red Bull cans pictured in Vienna

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If you bought a Red Bull drink anytime between Jan. 1, 2002, and Oct. 3, 2014, then you are owed $10 cash or $15 in Red Bull products.

Red Bull settled two class action lawsuits totaling $13 million that is to be payed to American consumers. So, if you drank one in the last 12 years, you could claim what is “owed” to you, and you can do so without any proof of purchase.

The plaintiffs claimed that Red Bull falsely advertised that the drink gave you increased performance and reaction speed, but the drinkers never saw an improvement in their athletic performance.

“Red Bull denies any and all wrongdoing or liability and maintains that its marketing and labeling have always been entirely truthful and accurate,” legal documents state.

The settlement was reached because Red Bull wanted to eliminate distractions and costs of litigation.

You can submit your claim online, but the site has been down due to high traffic. The court hearing to approve the settlement is set for May 1, 2015, and payments to consumers will be made within 150 days of the hearing.

Red Bull settled a false advertisement lawsuit for $13 million. Find out how you can claim what is owed to you if you consumed the beverage!