Maine opts out of $440M multistate settlement with Juul
Maine (WABI) - Maine has opted out of a $440 million multistate settlement with electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs in objection to certain conditions.
Maine would have received roughly $11 million under the agreement announced Sept. 6 that settled a two-year investigation by 33 states into Juul’s marketing of its high-nicotine vaping products.
But Maine was not willing to agree to Juul’s condition that would have barred school districts from suing the company.
Attorney General Aaron Frey said in a statement Friday that the state is unwilling to waive the rights of other entities trying to hold Juul accountable for what he called deception.
A message was left with Juul.
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