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The family of a Centreville honor student killed in an accident says the alcoholic drink Four Loko is to blame.
15-year-old Bo Rupp had been drinking Four Loko before he wandered into the middle of Pleasant Valley Road in Centreville.
Rupp was hit by a car and died.
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"It's sweet and fruit and marketed directly at the underage crowd," the family's lawyer Jeffrey Simon said.
Originally posted by cahlmac
Totally agree with you here. I think suing the company that made the drink is just ludicrous when the teenager had free reign to go to a concert and get drunk!.. I mean, go after whoever supplied the drink to someone underage if anybody has to be sued.
Originally posted by CanadianDream420
Gas stations selling liqour lol... So funny. They do the same in Quebec.
In Canada you need to go to a designated Liqour Store. However in some provinces, you can ONLY buy liqour from the Government Liqour Stores. Yep. Seriously.
If she wins, I'm suing Toyota for my uncles death.
Originally posted by lcbjr1979
reply to post by mblahnikluver
I completely agree with you. Parents today blame everyone but themselves.I see it so many times at work where underage kids come down with alcohol poisoning or overdose on medication that the parents dont keep safely stored. Really what do these parents want the company to do. Start making the drink with a security feature that makes the user input a piece of hair into it so that the drink verifies that the person is old enough to consume it before the drink can be opened. If there is anyone to blame it is the clerk of the store that sold it, or the person that bought it for the kid. The parents need to be going after those people.
With the logic the attorney is using about the drink being sweet and fruity which means it is marketed to kids, then that means the entire mikes line and bacardi line and the countless wine coolers must all be marketed to kids. It is absurd. It's not like they are making commercials with the kids setting up a mikes hard lemonade stand on the corner and selling it to there friends. If these parents get any amount of money i am suing every fast food company for allowing me to purchase food making me overwieght.edit on 25-5-2011 by lcbjr1979 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by g146541
reply to post by mblahnikluver
It doesn't matter if it was beer or heroine.
The people I would hold responsible are the parents.
If their son was so messed up, they should have not allowed to be out without a handler.
But I'm sure someone just wants a payday and the alcohol company was the easiest target.
Originally posted by TupacShakur
He was at a concert. My guess is that he drank two of those, and on top of that he smoked a joint/blunt that was being passed around, possibly laced with something like PCP which would make him super paranoid and run out into traffic. If it was just weed and Four Loko's, I doubt that's enough to make him go coo-coo and run into traffic. He was only 15 though, maybe that was one of his first times being drunk and he was just acting like an idiot which ended up getting him killed.
The "paranoia" could have been from him being kicked out of the concert for intoxication, maybe he was sketched out that the cops would be called and his drunk 15 year old self ran into traffic in a paranoid fury.