Two plaintiffs who alleged that Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. conceals the unsafe nature of its Redline® Xtreme energy drink have settled with the company for the approximate purchase price of a single product plus interest. Mirabella v. Vital Pharm., Inc., No. 12-62086 (U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Fla., joint stipulation and notice of settlement filed March 16, 2015).

According to a notice filed with the court, the company has agreed to pay each plaintiff the cost of one drink—$2.50 to one, $2.99 to the other—along with accrued interest within 10 days of receiving general releases from the plaintiffs. A Florida federal court refused to certify the plaintiffs’ proposed class on February 27, 2015. Additional details about that decision appear in Issue
557 of this Update.


Issue 559

About The Author

For decades, manufacturers, distributors and retailers at every link in the food chain have come to Shook, Hardy & Bacon to partner with a legal team that understands the issues they face in today's evolving food production industry. Shook attorneys work with some of the world's largest food, beverage and agribusiness companies to establish preventative measures, conduct internal audits, develop public relations strategies, and advance tort reform initiatives.