William Consovoy’s private legal work for President Donald Trump isn’t a full-time job, as the veteran appellate lawyer presses other matters at the U.S. Supreme Court and elsewhere. Consovoy on Monday pitched the justices on a new case from Washington state for the maker of the 5-Hour Energy brand drink.
Living Essentials LLC, which brought on Consovoy McCarthy for the Supreme Court litigation, is challenging a state appeals court ruling that said the company is liable for allegedly making deceptive advertising claims. The Washington appeals court in March upheld a $2.2 million civil penalty against Michigan-based Living Essentials, which is also on the hook to pay Washington state more than $2 million in legal fees and costs.
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