A diverse set of about 50 lawyers have thrown their names out to lead the multidistrict litigation over Juul e-cigarettes—and some are even taking the cases personally.

Ellen Relkin, of New York’s Weitz & Luxenberg, one of 22 lawyers on a proposed leadership team that could spearhead more than 55 lawsuits filed against Juul, wrote in her application that her youngest daughter, a high school teacher in Ithaca, New York, told her about the “rampant and disturbing vaping trend.”

Ellen Relkin

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