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Clay County mother, daughter sue e-cigarette manufacturer

Posted at 3:47 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 16:47:27-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Clay County mother and her 14-year-old daughter are suing electronic cigarette manufacturer Juul for marketing a product to which the teen became addicted.

The lawsuit, which was filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, alleges that Juul's marketing caused the teen to become hooked on the product.

The mother, identified as Mindy Boyd, said she fears for her daughter's health and that, despite multiple attempts, she has not been able to quit the product.

Attorneys hope to classify the suit as a class-action and include other “similarly situated persons” in Missouri.

Juul denied claims it has marketed to underage users in a statement to 41 Action News.

“This suit largely copies and pastes unfounded allegations previously raised in other lawsuits which we have been actively contesting for over a year,” according to a statement from the company attributed to a Juul Labs spokesperson. “Like the prior cases that this one copies, it is without merit and we will defend our mission throughout this process.”