By J. Edward Moreno (January 14, 2022, 7:58 PM EST) -- A California federal court sent a pair of e-cigarette buyers to arbitration on Friday, making them the second set of potential class representatives forced to settle antitrust claims against Juul and former competitor Altria out of court.
U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick said that although the two purchasers first bought Juul products in 2017, before Juul updated its terms and conditions to include an arbitration policy, they continued to log into their accounts after the terms were updated. The alleged injury stems from the $12.8 billion Altria paid for a 35% stake in Juul in December 2018, which the buyers...
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