A judge in Durham County, North Carolina’s Superior Court denied an attempt by Juul Labs to have a May 2019 lawsuit closed. The suit was filed by the N.C. Attorney General and targets the e-cigarette maker’s business and marketing practices.
Juul filed motions to end the litigation, limit the damages it could be assessed, or postpone the trial currently set for May. Judge Orlando Hudson denied the motions, according to a story in the Winston-Salem Journal.
North Carolina was the first state to sue Juul over accusations that it targets underage youths with its products. Most specifically, the Attorney General’s office accuses Juul of violating the state’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act.