DCPS, OPS to consider joining litigation against JUUL


OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – The Daviess County and Owensboro Public Schools Boards of Education are considering litigation against JUUL and other manufacturers, distributors and sellers of electronic cigarettes and vaping products.

A DCPS meeting will take place Thursday at 4:30 p.m., where the board will consider adopting a resolution authorizing litigation.

The meeting will take place at the DCPS Central Office at 1622 Southeastern Parkway.

The OPS board will have a similar meeting Thursday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m. at the OPS Central Office on 450 Griffith Ave.

Other public school districts across Kentucky are joining the lawsuit filed by the law firm of Hendy Johnson Vaughn & Emery PSC of Louisville.

The Jefferson, Fayette, Warren, Jessamine, Bullitt, and Madison County public school districts are among the plaintiffs.

They accuse JUUL of marking its products ‘in a manner designed to attract minors.’

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(This story was originally published on January 15, 2020)

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