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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Nov 18, 2014

Have you purchased a Red Bull in the last twelve years? According to a recently settled lawsuit, you’re entitled to $10 or $15 worth of Red Bull merchandise. You have until early 2015 to file your claim for settlement.

The energy drink company faced a lawsuit that took exception to their slogan, “Red Bull gives you wings.” The lawsuit’s complainant, Benjamin Careathers, alleged Red Bull was ‘misleading’ consumers by making false claims about the “functional beverage” and its own reports to benefit performance.

Red Bull ignored requests for comment by NBC News earlier in the week but in a previous statement said they had elected to settle the lawsuit to “avoid the cost and distraction of litigation”. A spokesperson for the company maintains that Red Bull’s internal marketing practices have “always been truthful and accurate.”

The $13 million settlement entitles American consumers of Red Bull to either $10 cash or $15 worth of Red Bull products between January 1st, 2002 and October 3rd, 2014. No proof of purchase is necessary, provided users adhere to certain guidelines such as agreeing the issued free product will not be resold to consumers.

A hearing will take place on May 1st, 2015, in order to determine whether the settlement will be approved by the court. The money and products will be distributed within a period of 150 days should the settlement reach approval in court.

Are you entitled to a settlement? In order to receive a $10 cash payment or $15 in Red Bull products, you’re required to submit a claim form or call 877-495-1568 and request it be sent by mail. You can alternatively submit a claim form by following this link.

So while it appears Red Bull may not actually give you wings – at least that we know of – they do give you cash.