Name something dumber than this. Go.
For more than two decades, Red Bull has been using the slogan "Red Bull gives you wings," though according to some disappointed customers, that's just not true. And if you've bought a Red Bull in the past 12 years, you're eligible for a cash settlement.
According to industry publication BevNET, the energy drink company agreed to pay out $13,000,000 to settle the U.S. class action lawsuit that had accused the energy drink company of false and misleading advertising claims.
Plaintiff Benjamin Careathers claimed he had been drinking Red Bull since 2002 before filing the lawsuit in 2013 in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York. Careathers argued that Red Bull had mislead him and consumers about the product's excellence with the slogan "Red Bull gives you wings," and claims of increased performance, concentration and reaction speed.
"Such deceptive conduct and practices mean that (Red Bull's) advertising and marketing is not just 'puffery,' but is instead deceptive and fraudulent and is therefore actionable," the suit argued.
The settlement may include the millions of people who had purchased at least one Red Bull can in the past 12 years. Red Bull has offered class members the option of choosing either a $10 reimbursement, or $15 worth of Red Bull products.
I didn't mention it when I originally posted this, but For Sweden pointed out that the claims of "increased performance, concentration and reaction speed." is the problem, which explains why Sebastian Vettel is probably on the list of plaintiffs.