Note that these minors are bringing this lawsuit through their parents. The defendants circulated false statements about them to millions of people around the world. The video of the entire event, known to the defendants, exposed all of their factual claims against the kids as lies.
According to a Bloomberg storythe lawsuit, which was filed Monday in a Chicago federal court, accuses JUUL and another defendant, tobacco giant Philip Morris, of illegally marketing their e-cigarette devices to minors and lying to consumers about the health risks of vaping. The suit argues that these actions violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations RICO Acta federal law most commonly known for its use to prosecute the leaders of organized crime syndicates. Department of Justice sued Philip Morris and several other tobacco companies for violating the RICO Act by engaging in a decades-long conspiracy to downplay the dangers of smoking.
Epstein was arrested in July on sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors. A decade ago, when Epstein faced charges for the sexual abuse of dozens of children, he received a non-prosecution agreement that ensured he only served 13 months in county jail on two state charges of solicitation of prostitution and procurement of minors for prostitution. Araoz said that when she was 14, a young woman recruited her outside her school in New York City to give Epstein massages.
The lawsuit filed Monday in U. District Court in Kansas City seeks class action status. It contends Juul sought to portray its e-cigarettes as trendsetting and stylish.
A California teenager has filed an excessive force lawsuit after body camera footage showed an officer punching the unarmed teen in the head and face several times. An officer with the Fresno Police Department was captured on body camera punching year-old London Wallace in January while raiding an apartment complex for wanted gang members. Wallace was initially charged with resisting arrest, but prosecutors eventually dropped the charges.
The family of a year-old student who died trapped in a vehicle after a failed response to his two heartrending calls sued the city of Cincinnati on Monday. The wrongful death lawsuit filed in Hamilton County charges the city, two center employees, two police officers and a former city official with actions the suit alleges led to Kyle Plush's death in Plush's parents have said the object of the lawsuit is to find out what went wrong and make sure it doesn't happen again.
A day after filing it in federal court Monday, a Park Ridge teen dropped his class-action lawsuit against e-cigarette maker Juul and tobacco industry giant Phillip Morris USA. A Park Ridge teenager's class-action lawsuit claiming leading e-cigarette and tobacco companies are to blame for his nicotine addiction was dismissed voluntarily late Tuesday, a day after being filed. Christian Foss, 19, alleged e-cigarette maker Juul Labs, tobacco industry giant Philip Morris USA, along with Phillip Morris' parent Altria Group, illegally marketed vaping products and devices to minors without informing them about the risks, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in U.
The lawsuit filed in state court accuses the Harrison County Board of Education of failing to create a safe school environment for teenager Michael Critchfield, the American Civil Liberties Union announced in a news release Wednesday. He was 15 at the time. The ACLU previously sought best-practice policies and training in the school system for dealing with transgender students and issues, but it wasn't immediately known whether those demands were met.
Lawsuit Accuses Pa. A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, residential care facility failed to protect a year-old boy with severe autism against being sexually assaulted by another developmentally disabled resident, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court. The lawsuit, filed by Philadelphia-based lawyer Michael D.