MASS TORT LIEN RESOLUTION
JUUL Lien Resolution
Juul is an e-cigarette device that delivers nicotine to users through the inhalation of water-based vapors instead of smoke. Initially, these products were advertised as a safer alternative to traditional cigarette smoking. However, recent studies have shown that Juul and other nicotine vaping devices may be just as harmful as other vaping devices. Many of the consumers of Juul are kids, many of which did not know that Juul contained nicotine. Users of Juul suffered addiction and personal injury due to use of the product. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer, primarily claiming that the company engaged in deceptive marketing practices and did not disclose how addictive the device could be.
In December 2022, Juul Labs announced it had finalized the terms of a global settlement deal to resolve 10,000 pending cases in a class action MDL in California. Because of the claimants’ ages, there is a high percentage of private health insurance liens in these cases, and LitPRO has been engaged by law firms to resolve those liens.