Jameson Public School Settles Lawsuit for $22,481 Compensation

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Oct.16.2023
Jameson Public School Settles Lawsuit for $22,481 Compensation
James Town Public Schools in Virginia have approved a $22,481 settlement from Juul's $168 million compensation pool.

According to a report from the Post-Journal on October 14th, the education board of Jameson Public Schools in Virginia has approved a settlement agreement worth $22,481. This amount is part of a $168 million compensation pool agreed upon by the Achia Group (Achia), which was previously a major investor in e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL.

 

In September 2021, Jameson Public School made the decision to join this collective lawsuit. At the time, Dr. Kevin Whitaker, the principal of Jameson Public School, stated that JUUL specifically targeted children and adolescents with their product, creating various flavors such as grapefruit and watermelon to addict students and potentially cause subsequent health issues.

 

He stated, "E-cigarettes have caused a significant financial burden on various school districts. This compensation aims to partially reimburse us for the losses incurred from their attempt to directly market their products to children.

 

It is still unclear how much funding Jameson Public School will receive from the settlement agreement after deducting fees.

 

Dr. Whitaker stated that once the compensation funds are received, the school district may allocate them towards educating students on drug and tobacco prevention, as well as discouraging the use of e-cigarettes.

 

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