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E-cigarettes: Juul to compensate nearly 10,000 plaintiffs

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs said it has reached a settlement with about 10,000 plaintiffs in more than 5,000 cases that have been consolidated in California. Juul did not disclose the amount of the settlement as part of the settlement process and the wide-ranging federal court case in which he was implicated. The spokesperson also said that the company recently received investments to resolve these conflicts, the resolution of which is “global”.

The company has been accused of targeting teenagers with its marketing strategy. Some of the lawsuits were for personal injury by individuals, others as class action lawsuits from consumers, Native American tribes, or government agencies. Philip Federico, an attorney representing 60 U.S. school districts in the lawsuit against Juul, said the agreement is “a huge victory for school districts burdened by the vaping epidemic,” adding that the resulting funds allow school districts to offset costs. caused by this outbreak.

34 government lawsuits

Juul Labs, partly owned by Altria Group, agreed in September to pay $438.5 million (€419.5 million) to settle claims from 34 US states that allegedly downplay the risks associated with its products and target underage buyers.

In November, Juul announced that it had received investment from some of its early investors to continue operations. The company plans to lay off about 400 people and cut its operating budget by 30-40%.

The company’s e-cigarettes were briefly banned in the country in late June after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded that the company failed to demonstrate that the sale of its products met public health requirements. But after an appeal, the health regulator shelved the ban and agreed to further review of Juul’s marketing application.

Source: Le Parisien

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