Family Sues Four Loko’s Maker In Teen’s Death

Published: 06/07/2011

CHICAGO (PRNewswire) — The family of a teen who died after drinking Phusion Projects’ Four Loko is suing the company and urging authorities to pull the product from store shelves.

The family of 15-year-old Bo Rupp, who died after allegedly drinking two cans of the beverage, charge in the suit that Phusion Projects “was careless and negligent in formulating a caffeinated, alcoholic beverage that desensitizes users to the symptoms of intoxication, and increases the potential for alcohol-related harm.”