Red Bull recently settled a 2013 Class Action lawsuit for 13 million. The cause of action? Because drinking red bull did not give its customers wings.
The lawsuit against Red Bull, led by Benjamin Careathers, claimed that consumers of the drink did not benefit from any mental or physical enhancements, though the product states in its advertisement that it “gives you wings.”
A Class Action lawsuit is a suit where a group of people, under similar circumstances, sues another party, which is usually a corporation. A Class Action can have numerous benefits, including lowering the cost of litigation and improving the efficiency of the courts. Additionally, it is a method used to attempt to control the class of people that the Defendant is a part of. However, Class Actions have several criticisms. A major critique is that they undermine the public’s perception of the court system.