By: Angela Garrity
Crain’s Detroit Business is reporting that a Federal judge is to decide whether to halt Michigan’s vaping ban on flavored e-liquid, as enforcement is set to begin on Wednesday. This federal lawsuit, filed by Mister E-Liquid, is aimed at preventing the ban from going into effect.
Washington D.C.-based Keller Heckman LLP is asking a U.S. District Court judge to temporarily halt the ban by noon Monday to avoid “immediate and irreparable injury, loss, and damage” to the company.
The federal lawsuit argues Michigan’s ban violates the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause by prohibiting companies from selling flavored nicotine liquid outside of the state.
The lawsuit is not the first to be filed against the Wolverine state since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed emergency orders prohibiting the sale of flavored nicotine products.
NBC Boston reports that shop owners are suing Governor Baker’s administration over the Massachusetts ban, calling it unconstitutional. Mass Dynamics, Boston Vapor and Vick’s Vape Shop filed a lawsuit against Baker and Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel in a bid to end the ban.
The move comes days after the owner of a chain of North Shore-based vaping stores filed a similar lawsuit, saying the move was necessary to keep his business afloat.