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Maker of Four Loko settles suit

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- The makers of a controversial energy drink have settled a lawsuit with several Attorney Generals including all three in the tri-state.

The Attorney Generals in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana have joined 17 other states Attorney Generals and the city attorney for San Francisco in reaching a settlement with the makers of Four Loko.

Four Loko contains caffeine and alcohol.  It's referred to as "alcopop" and even "blackout in a can."  The settlement resolves allegations Phusion Projects violated consumer protection law by marketing and selling Four Loko to minors.
The Attorneys sued, claiming Four Loko is an unsafe product that targeted minors.  Local governments which signed on to the suit will receive 400,000 dollars.

Under the settlement, Phusion Products is prohibited from using minors in Four Loko ads.  It must also display the drink near other alcoholic beverages.

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