Over 10,000 lawsuits and class actions have been filed against Juul Labs as teen vaping hits epidemic levels in the United States.
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UPDATE: JUUL Agrees to Pay $1.2 Billion Settlement in 10,000 Lawsuits
In December 2022, Juul Labs agreed to pay a $1.2 billion settlement to resolve around 10,000 lawsuits from school district and teenagers who became addicted to nicotine. All of the lawsuits accused Juul of causing a youth-vaping epidemic in the U.S., targeting their sweet-flavored, highly-addictive nicotine products to young people and non-smokers.
Master Complaint Filed in JUUL Vape MDL
In March 2020, a consolidated JUUL injury lawsuit (PDF) and a master class action complaint was filed on behalf of hundreds of school districts, teenagers, and parents.
The lawsuit lists many injuries linked to JUUL:
- Lung injury
- Nicotine addiction
- Cardiovascular & neurological injuries
- And more
The defendants include cigarette giants like Altria Group and Philip Morris, many e-liquid manufacturers, and retailers like Walmart, Walgreens, 7-Eleven, Speedway, and Circle K.
JUUL Lawsuits Consolidated in MDL
Juul Labs Inc. is facing over 300 lawsuits involving school districts and other governmental entities, multiple class actions, as well as individual personal injury cases.
Federal judges have centralized JUUL lawsuits nationwide into a single court — Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2913) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California — In re: Juul Labs, Inc. Marketing, Sales Practices & Products Liability Litigation.
What Do JUUL Lawsuits Allege?
These lawsuits make similar allegations, including:
- Juul Labs, Inc. marketed JUUL in a manner designed to attract minor
- Advertisements misrepresents or omits that JUUL products are more potent and addictive than cigarettes
- JUUL products are defective and unreasonably dangerous due to their attractiveness to minors
- Juul Labs, Inc. promotes nicotine addiction
Teenage Vaping Hits “Epidemic” Levels in U.S.
Teenage vaping has hit “epidemic” levels in the U.S. within just a few years — and one of the most popular products is JUUL vapes.
What is a JUUL?
JUUL is a vape or e-cigarette device that looks like a USB flash drive. Since being introduced in 2015, Juul has rapidly taken over the vaping market. More than two-thirds of the e-cigarette market in the U.S. was for Juul products by 2019, mostly due to the popularity of powerful 5% nicotine cartridges and fruity-flavored vape pods that appeal to young people.
What is the Problem?
A growing number of class action lawsuits accuse Juul Labs Inc. of illegally marketing highly-addictive vapes toward young people. These lawsuits claim that Juul downplayed the addictive risk of nicotine and specifically targeted teenagers in an effort to entice a new generation.
JUUL Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed for Teenage Boy
In October 2019, the first wrongful death lawsuit (PDF) was filed against Juul Labs by the mother of an 18 year-old teenager who died in his sleep of “breathing complications” due to his addiction to Juul e-cigarettes.
The boy became intensely addicted to Juul when he was only 15 years old, according to his mother. He suffered extreme mood swings when he did not have access to Juul. He also developed lung problems that forced him to be hospitalized three times.
The lawsuit was filed on October 15, 2019 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California — In RE: Vail. v. Juul Labs, Inc. — Case No. 3:19-cv-06597.
FDA Warns JUUL for Marketing Vapes to Teenagers in School
In a warning letter issued in September 2019, the FDA slammed Juul Labs for advertising vapes to kids in schools. Furthermore, representatives for Juul allegedly told teenagers that it was “totally safe” and “99% safer than cigarettes.”
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