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Juul, Altria Ask Court to Toss Consolidated Teen Vaping Suits

June 1, 2020, 10:30 PM

Personal injury, class action, and government suits alleging Juul Labs Inc. improperly marketed its vaping product to teens and conspired with Altria Group Inc. in a racketeering scheme should be put on hold or thrown out, the companies told a federal court in California.

Juul said the consolidated federal litigation should wait for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to weigh in on its application for product approval. “The FDA now is determining whether—and if so, on what terms—JUUL products may be marketed in the United States,” Juul said. The FDA’s analysis “will be specific to JUUL products, and it...

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