The website Top Class Actions informs that the e-liquid manufacturer Five Pawns has been subject since November 11, 2015 to suing by class action. The company is alleged of deliberate use of the Diacetyl and Acetylpropionyl in the receipts of its e-liquids.
The class action was filed at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division, and requests to the Californian manufacturer to stop its production of e-liquids as the presence of these two compounds is not mentioned on their labels, and also calls for the calculation of significant financial damage, estimated several million dollars by the complainants.
A class action is a lawsuit that allows multiple people to pursue an individual, business or public institution to obtain financial compensation. Even if it has become popular in France since February 2014, the class action is above all an instrument of American law.
The plaintiffs are represented by Rachele R. Rickert, Betsy C. Manifold, Brittany N. Dejong, Janine L. Pollack, Michael Jaffe, and Gloria Kui Melwani of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, and Jessica J. Sleater of Anderson & Sleater LLC.
The law firm Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP is one of the complainants. Blogger Claire Dixsaut reports that it would be behind this procedure. A support to the Californian manufacturer is taking shape on social networks, as shown in this picture posted on Facebook .
The latest results published by Five Pawns are available at: http://fivepawns.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/5pNa105R-Summary-v.1.pdf
“Five Pawns denies any wrongdoing or liability, ” says the company’s attorney, John Bowerbank, on the website Law360.com. “Five Pawns will vigorously dispute the allegations and claims, and Five Pawns will respond accordingly.”
Earlier this year an American association had begun legal proceedings in California against some professionals in the United States.