Four Loko Maker Wins 2nd Shot At Nixing Wrongful Death Suit
By Greg Ryan
Law360, New York (September 27, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT) -- An Illinois appeals court ruled Friday that a lower court needed to reconsider whether Illinois is a better venue for a wrongful death lawsuit against the maker of the caffeinated alcoholic beverage Four Loko than Virginia, giving the company another shot at dismissal.
Plaintiffs John and Karla Rupp sued Four Loko maker Phusion Projects LLC and a host of other defendants in Illinois state court over the death of their son John. The boy died at the age of 15 after he was hit by a...