The Mayor & City Council of Baltimore has initiated litigation against e-cigarette company JUUL Labs, Inc. Baltimore alleges that JUUL’s products and deceptive, youth-oriented marketing campaigns have injured the City and its residents in several ways, including by endangering the health of City residents, increasing funding requirements for City agencies and City public schools, and increasing costs relating to youth tobacco enforcement and compliance. Baltimore asserts public nuisance, design defect, failure to warn, negligence, and Maryland Consumer Protection Act claims.
G&E and Maryland-based Gordon Wolf & Carney Chtd. will serve as co-counsel with the Baltimore City Law Department in prosecuting this action. The case has been filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.