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BANG Energy Drink False Advertising Suits Stay in California

April 8, 2019, 7:10 PM

Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. couldn’t convince a federal court April 5 to move two suits over the advertising of its BANG energy drinks from California to Florida.

The factors favoring transfer don’t outweigh the plaintiffs’ choice of forum and the benefits of retaining their California law claims, Judge Jon S. Tigar wrote for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The suits in the Northern District of California were the first of the five related suits filed so far. The other cases were filed in the Southern District of Florida and the Northern District of Illinois, the court ...