Juul Loses Bid To Dodge Tribes' Claims In Vape MDL

By Andrew Westney (January 31, 2022, 8:16 PM EST) -- A California federal judge has largely rejected Juul's bid to dismiss two tribes' bellwether suits claiming the e-cigarette maker intentionally marketed its harmful products to young people, saying the tribes' claims are similar to those by school districts and others that have been allowed to proceed.

Juul Labs Inc., its largest investor, Altria Group Inc., and several executives had argued that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians' suits in multidistrict litigation should be trimmed or tossed altogether, saying in particular that the tribes hadn't shown injury or causation to support Racketeer Influenced...

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