The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JMPL) has transferred nine actions pending in eight federal courts against Innovation Ventures, LLC, the company that makes 5-Hour ENERGY®, to the Central District of California. In re 5-Hour ENERGY Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig., MDL No. 2438 (JPML, order entered June 5, 2013). According to the panel, the “actions share factual questions arising out of allegations that Innovation Ventures, LLC, used false advertising and deceptive marketing to mislead consumers concerning the benefits of its 5-Hour Energy ‘energy shot’ product, particularly vis-à-vis other caffeinated stimulants.” Among the cases transferred for pre-trial proceedings was Feiner v. Innovation Ventures, LLC, discussed elsewhere in this Report.