Juul, Altria Want Tribes' Vape Claims Tossed From MDL

By Mike Curley (October 12, 2021, 5:54 PM EDT) -- Altria Group Inc., Juul Labs Inc. and its executives are asking a California federal court to throw out claims in two bellwether suits from a pair of Native American tribes, saying they've failed to plead injuries that the court can grant relief for.

In five motions to dismiss filed Friday, the companies and executives took aim at a pair of suits picked out to act as bellwethers for motions to dismiss in multidistrict litigation, led by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

Altria's motion first takes aim at the Racketeer Influenced and...

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