Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/11/2020 - 7:00 PM
Category: Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: Approval of a Resolution Authorizing Commencement of Vaping Litigation & Attorney Client Fee Contract
Vision 2022:
Policy:
Background The district was contacted by one of our law firms that is part of a broad litigation against a number of companies that drove the rise in the vaping epidemic. There is an opportunity for our District to be a party in that litigation effort. All school districts are investing resources in the prevention of or response to this unfortunate trend, and our district is no different in that regard.
File Attachment:
Resolution authorizing Juul litigation - Wheaton Warrenville CUSD 200.pdf
Frantz Law Group Wheaton Warrenville CUSD 200 Attorney Fee Agreement.pdf
Summary: The benefit of being part of the litigation is that we could recover resources that could be utilized to support our efforts. There is no direct cost as the law firms are running it on a contingency fee rather than a normal hourly fee. In order to participate in the litigation, the Board of Education would have to approve the attached resolution and attorney agreement with lead counsel in this effort.
Funding: No cost
Board Policy 2:160 Board Attorney
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Resolution Authorizing Commencement of Vaping Litigation & Attorney Client Fee Contract.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Bill Farley - Assist. Superintendent
Signed By:
Jeff Schuler - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Chris Crabtree Moved, Member Ginna Ericksen seconded to approve the Original motion 'It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Resolution Authorizing Commencement of Vaping Litigation & Attorney Client Fee Contract.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
   
Brad Paulsen     Yes
Jim Mathieson     Yes
Chris Crabtree     Yes
Rob Hanlon     Yes
Ginna Ericksen     Yes
Susan Booton     Yes
Dave Long     Yes