Michael L. Feinstein, P.A.

Juul Labs facing class action litigation

Most companies are no stranger to complaints and even the occasional lawsuit. Still, it is a burden when someone files a lawsuit that a company must defend against as it can detract from managing business operations. Plus, there are numerous risks that can come with lawsuits, especially if class action litigation ensues.

Florida readers may be interested in a class action lawsuit recently filed in another state against Juul Labs. Apparently, a school district has filed the suit, and the superintendent indicated that Juul Labs should be held accountable for "creating an epidemic" that has reportedly impacted the students. He also claims that the vaping products produced by the company have led to addiction in elementary, middle and high school-aged children and caused them to lose significant amounts of instructional time.

Additionally, the school district is reportedly having to implement counseling and informational programs to fight back against vaping, which the superintendent claims takes funds away from classroom instruction. It was unclear what damages the school district is pursuing with the claim. It was noted that Juul Labs was contacted about the lawsuit, but no comment was provided at the time of the report.

Class action litigation can put a lot of pressure on companies. Not only do they have to prepare a defense, but they also have to address the fact that such cases may not work out in their favor. Fortunately, Florida companies facing this type of issue can work with their legal counsel to determine what courses of action may best suit their particular circumstances.

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