August 29, 2019
Johanna Matloff was quoted in the article "Future of e-cigarette litigation question mark for product liability bar," which was published by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on August 29, 2019. The article discusses the future of product liability cases against e-cigarette manufacturers and whether or not a link can be established between vaping and serious health risks.
An excerpt from the article can be found below.
Matloff sees a similarity between Murphy and tobacco cases in that the plaintiffs need to prove there’s a safer alternative design to Juul’s e-cigarette in order to succeed on their breach of warranty claims. In tobacco cases, Matloff says, one of the central issues was whether there was a way to make safer cigarettes. She questions whether the plaintiffs in Murphy can show that Juul can manufacture an e-cigarette without a risk of nicotine addiction.
To read the full article, visit the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly website [sub. req.].