Juul Labs Gets Some Claims Tossed In E-Cig Labeling Suit

Law360 (October 31, 2018, 3:28 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has trimmed claims in a proposed class action against Juul Labs Inc. alleging it deceptively advertised the amount of nicotine in its e-cigarette products, ruling federal regulations preempt the users' claims the warning labels should have been more explicit about the potency of the nicotine mixture.

U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick ruled Tuesday that the Tobacco Control Act, which lays out how warning labels on nicotine products must appear and what they must say, includes e-cigarettes and explicitly preempts attempts from any state or other regulations to alter the warning labels.

"If plaintiffs' claims were allowed...

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