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Beastie Boys Score $1.7M Over Copyright

Band gets another court victory, this time over Monster Beverage

(Newser) - It's not the $2.5 million they wanted, but it's darn close. The Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7 million in court after Monster Beverage used the band's music in a 2012 promotional ad without permission, E! reports. The money will be divided among Michael "... More »

This Is What Happens When Beastie Boys Go to Court

'Dope' has to be explained, sailor suit pictures are seriously examined

(Newser) - The Beastie Boys are suing Monster Beverage Corp. over using their music in a promotional video posted just days after the death of member Adam Yauch, who specified in his will that his music was never to be used in ads . The case went to trial in New York yesterday,... More »

Energy Drinks Change Your Heartbeat

Not a problem, says energy drink maker

(Newser) - Downing energy drinks packed with caffeine actually causes your heart to pump more forcefully, according to researchers who are pretty sure that isn't a good thing. The heart researchers, who were trying to determine why the drinks are linked to tens of thousands of emergency room visits annually, gave... More »

Monster Energy Drinks Sues San Francisco

Fight to limit caffeine, marketing goes to federal court

(Newser) - San Francisco's city attorney wants Monster Beverage to cut down on both the caffeine in its energy drinks and the marketing of them, and the company is fighting back in federal court. Monster sued the office of Dennis Herrera this week, arguing that its drinks are no more harmful... More »

Soon, Monster Drinks Will Actually Be Drinks

Beverage company is changing its labeling

(Newser) - Thought you were consuming a drink every time you downed a Monster Beverage? Well, you weren't—but soon you will be. Monster Beverage Corp. is changing the labeling on its cans so that its energy drinks will no longer be considered dietary supplements, a move that changes the federal... More »

Experts: Yeah, Red Bull Won't 'Give You Wings'

Little evidence backs up energy drink claims

(Newser) - Bad news, energy drink addicts: There's little actual proof that Red Bull will "give you wings" or that Monster Energy is a "killer energy brew." The wildly popular beverages—they make up the fastest-growing portion of the drink industry—are, when it comes down to it,... More »

Monster Energy Drinks Killed 5 People: Reports

Company denies responsibility in death of teenage girl

(Newser) - Do Monster Energy drinks have unsafe levels of caffeine? The company's products killed five people over the past year and a sixth in 2009, according to reports submitted by doctors and companies to the FDA. Parents in Maryland have already used the reports in a lawsuit against Monster, America'... More »

Energy Drinks Face Scrutiny in New York

Three producers get subpoenas over marketing claims

(Newser) - New York state's attorney general apparently is a little skeptical about the wonder claims of three popular energy drinks. Eric Schneiderman issued subpoenas to three big players—Monster Beverage; PepsiCo, maker of AMP; and Living Essentials, maker of 5-Hour Energy drink, report the Wall Street Journal and Reuters . The... More »

Coke in Talks to Buy Monster

Would be Coke's biggest purchase

(Newser) - Coca-Cola is considering a monster purchase to get a bigger foothold in the world of energy drinks. The largest soft-drink company on the planet is in talks to buy Monster Beverage in what would be its biggest brand acquisition: Monster has a market capitalization of $11 billion, and the company... More »

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