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States file suit against 5-Hour Energy, company accused of deceptive advertising

Graphic courtesy: MGNOnline.com

Graphic courtesy: MGNOnline.com

DENVER — The attorney general in Oregon filed a lawsuit against the makers and marketers of 5-Hour Energy, accusing them of deceptive advertising.

The Associated Press reports the lawsuit claims the popular energy drink doesn’t deliver on what it promises.

It was filed Thursday in Portland, Oregon. It says the company falsely claims customers get extra energy and focus from a unique blend of ingredients, when the effect actually comes from a concentrated dose of caffeine.

Oregon has been part of a group leading a 33-state investigation into the accuracy of the product’s claims.

A spokeswoman for the defendants say the company will defend itself against what she called “civil intimidation.”