New York State Attorney General Investigates Energy Beverage Firms’ Marketing

The Wall Street Journal reports that New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether the multi-billion dollar energy-drink industry is deceiving consumers with misstatements about the ingredients and health value of its products.  Schneiderman issued subpoenas to PepsiCo Inc, the makers of AMP, Monster Beverage Corp, and Living Essentials LLC, maker of 5-hour energy drink.  The subpoenas asked for information on the companies’ marketing and advertising practices.