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Austrian manufacturer loses US lawsuit and agrees to pay out to anyone who drank Red Bull in America in the last 12 years
Red Bull DOESN'T give you wings – who knew?
The famous energy drink slogan has been found to be false after a US lawsuit.
And the Austrian manufacturer has agreed to cough up a bank-busting $13million (£8.1m) to settle over false advertising.
It means anyone who glugged a can of Red Bull stateside in the last 12 years could soon have a cash windfall winging their way.
And they don't even need a proof of purchase.
Even though there is a lack of genuine scientific support for a claim that Red Bull branded energy drinks provide any more benefit to a consumer than a cup of coffee, the Red Bull defendants persistently and pervasively market their product as a superior source of 'energy' worthy of a premium price over a cup of coffee or other sources of caffeine
The court found that even if the advertisement had been an offer, no reasonable person could have believed that the company seriously intended to convey a jet worth roughly $23 million for $700,000, i.e., that it was mere puffery.
A vascular surgeon determined that Liebeck suffered full thickness burns (or third-degree burns) over 6 percent of her body, including her inner thighs, perineum, buttocks, and genital and groin areas. She was hospitalized for eight days, during which time she underwent skin grafting. Liebeck, who also underwent debridement treatments, sought to settle her claim for $20,000, but McDonalds refused.