Juul Labs Class Action Continues to Woo Plaintiffs

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The multi-district federal class-action lawsuit against defendant Juul Labs continues to grow. South Carolina-based Lexington One School District joined the class action on Oct. 14.

Attorneys around the country continue to woo school districts to join the suit. In a recent presentation to the Leon County School District in Florida, attorneys for the Romano Law Group asked the public school district to join the lawsuit that alleges vaping manufacturers and distributors are targeting young adults in their marketing.

Attorney Eric Romano told the Leon board this week that if the district didn’t join the suit, schools would face extra costs to battle what has been termed a vaping “epidemic.” Recent reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), however, have found that youth vaping is on the decline.

The multi-district federal lawsuit, first filed October 2019 in the Northern District of California, has hundreds of plaintiffs, ranging from unnamed minors to school districts in several states, including Pennsylvania, Maryland and California.