New Jersey suit alleges deceitful packaging of Four Loko

    More information has come to light regarding the first lawsuit out of New Jersey to target Four Loko. A Warren County man is suing Loko maker Phusion Projects after a couple rounds of the alcoholic energy drink sent him to an Atlantic City hospital.

    Michael Mustica, 22, awoke with a heat arrhythmia after drinking two-and-a-half cans of Loko during a night out in Atlantic City. Doctors say the condition is a direct result of the now-reconfigured drink, which then contained six beers’ worth of alcohol and about two cups of coffee of caffeine, as the Star-Ledger reports.

    Several colleges banned the drink last fall, and Phusion has since taken the caffeine out of Four Loko. The suit claims Phusion used deceitful packaging without warning labels to target young people.

     

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