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Louisville Metro Government files lawsuit against JUUL

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Posted at 6:55 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 18:57:30-05

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — A lawsuit has been filed against the largest manufacturer of e-cigarettes and vaping products, according to WAVE.

The lawsuit was filed by the Louisville Metro Government against JUUL Labs, Inc. for "its role in fueling the community health crisis of nicotine addiction, especially among young people," according to Mayor Greg Fisher's Office.

The city of Louisville joined a growing list of other organizations, including school districts in Fayette County, in going to court because of vaping.

Fischer and others are accusing JUUL of targeting teens and getting them hooked with high doses of nicotine.

“I believe the goal is to turn our kids into nicotine addicts,” Fischer told WAVE.

The complaint alleges the following causes of action against JUUL: Violation of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations (“RICO”) Act, Public Nuisance, Negligence, Gross Negligence, Punitive Damages, Strict Product Liability - Failure to Warn, Strict PRoduct Liability - Design Defect and Unjust Enrichment.

The full complaint can be found here.