Washington's and Oregon's Attorneys General are politicians--i.e. they hold elective office. 'Nuff said?
Two attorneys general from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising.Nor are they only ones in high dudgeon;
Oregon has been part of a group leading a 33-state investigation into the accuracy of the product's claims. Washington state's attorney general filed a similar lawsuit Thursday in King County Superior Court in Seattle.In your face;
5-Hour Energy spokeswoman Melissa Skabich said the company will defend itself against what Skabich called civil intimidation.
"When companies are being bullied by someone in a position of power, these companies roll over, pay the ransom, and move on," Skabich said in a statement. "We're not doing that."We sorta hope the precedent is set; anyone selling a bill of goods to the public is open to being sued.
'Tis consummation devoutly to be wished.