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After $40M settlement, Juul facing lawsuit from NC school board

The Wake County Board of Education will sue Juul, the nation's largest e-cigarette maker, alleging harmful health effects of the company's products.

CARY, N.C. — The Wake County Public School System will sue the nation’s largest e-cigarette maker, alleging harmful health effects of the company’s product.

The decision, approved without dissent by the Wake County Board of Education, follows a $40 million settlement between the Juul Labs and the State of North Carolina last month. That settlement was the first out of several state lawsuits active against the company.

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The legal retainer agreement approved Tuesday stipulates the Wake County Public School System would not pay anything out of pocket for the lawsuit; rather, the district would pay a 25% “contingency fee” of any settlement or monetary damages awarded as a result of the lawsuit.

So the board would not be out money if the lawsuit is unsuccessful.

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