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Seattle Public Schools Set to Receive $1.75 Million in Settlement After Legal Battle With JUUL

Seattle Public Schools is set to receive $1.75 million through 2027 in settlements after a four year legal battle with the electronic cigarette company JUUL Labs.

Under the Juul settlement, the district will receive a net of approximately $1.3 million after payment of litigation costs and 15% for attorney’s fees. Out of the $1.3 million, $750,000 will be paid this month, while approximately $150,000 will be paid every January from 2024 through 2027.

In November 2019, Seattle Public Schools sued JUUL Labs and other companies involved in the manufacture, distribution and marketing of vaping products. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and alleged that the defendants had advertised and designed their products to deliberately target minors. In turn, this contributed to a dramatic increase in vaping and nicotine addiction amongst the youth.

Read the source article at The Lion

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