Tribes Fight Juul's Dismissal Bid For E-Cigs Suits

By Victoria McKenzie (November 24, 2021, 8:00 PM EST) -- Tribes in Michigan and New York fired back at attempts by Juul Labs Inc. and Altria Group to escape liability in two bellwether suits against the e-cigarette enterprise for allegedly targeting tribal communities in their schemes to defraud the public.

In response to five separate motions to dismiss, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe told a California federal judge Monday that their injury allegations were sufficient to establish racketeering and negligence claims, and they called Altria out for trying to "relitigate" arguments already rejected by the court.

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