A lawsuit filed against Monster Beverage (MNST -13.2%) over the death of a teenager ...

|About: Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST)|By:, SA News Editor

A lawsuit filed against Monster Beverage (MNST -13.2%) over the death of a teenager  alleges (court filing .pdf) the two cans of the company's energy drink consumed by the girl contained 480 milligrams of caffeine. Though it's the equivalent of more than a dozen Coke soft drinks (caffeine database), short-term trading opportunists note it's only 60 milligrams more than one Starbucks Venti coffee. In a statement, Monster Beverage maintains it has safely sold over 8B energy drinks worldwide.