Dozens of lawyers suing electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. packed a large courtroom in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to convince the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation which judge should hear the cases.
About 55 lawsuits brought against Juul across the country were among the matters before the MDL panel, including class actions brought over Capital One’s data breach last year. At Thursday’s hearing, lawyers in the Juul cases filled half the courtroom, which was standing room only. Many cited recent news about Juul as reasons for a certain judge.
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