The makers of Four Loko, a caffeinated alcoholic beverage, are currently facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 15-year-old boy who acted erratically after drinking the beverage and died.
The boy died on September 26, 2010 after being hit by an SUV. According to reports, the boy consumed two cans of Four Loko and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.19 when he sat down in the middle of a dark highway, where he was hit.
While the lawsuit against the makers of Four Loko states that the company intentionally markets to young people, the company has insisted that they do not advertise to underage drinkers. Already, Four Loko has been banned in many states and the FDA has forced the company to remove caffeine from the beverage.