Individual lawsuits filed by Anne Arundel and Howard Counties allege that e-cigarette maker Juul targeted children.
The lawsuits are the latest in a string of state and county cases from across the country against the vape manufacturer. Within the past year Montgomery, Frederick, and Garrett counties have all either filed lawsuits or joined a nationwide class action. All suits commonly point towards the actions and resources the company put towards enticing youth to use their products by modernizing many of the tactics big tobacco used in the past with cigarettes.
The Baltimore Sun reports:
They joined Garrett County in filing separate but identical federal lawsuits against the California-based company in early April, following the lead of Montgomery County, which retained a national law firm late last year. The lawsuits allege, among other things, violations of Maryland’s public nuisance laws and violations of the federal racketeering statutes known as RICO.
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