BATAS to Appeal Order Opening Gulson Exhibits, Testimony

March 31, 2005 9:01 pm by Gene Borio

Mar 31, 2005, 10:20 PM

BAT Australia filed this yesterday:


NOTICE OF APPEAL

British American Tobacco Australia Services Limited, an intervenor in this action pursuant to Order #449, hereby gives notice in Civil Action No. 99-CV-2496 that it appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia’s Order #896 (entered in this action on March 14, 2005), which denies BATAS the right to protect its privilege interest in documentary evidence and trial testimony.

Order 896 and Memo

BATAS Appeal, March 30, 2005 (PDF)

Full Text:

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

Plaintiff,

PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.,

f/k/a PHILIP MORRIS INC., et al.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF APPEAL

Civil Action No. v. : 99-2496 (GK)

British American Tobacco Australia Services Limited, an intervenor in this action pursuant to Order #449, hereby gives notice in Civil Action No. 99-CV-2496 that it appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia’s Order #896 (entered in this action on March 14, 2005), which denies BATAS the right to protect its privilege interest in documentary evidence and trial testimony.

Dated: March 30, 2005

Respectfully Submitted,

SHAW PITTMAN LLP

Jack McKay (D.C. Bar No. 159335)

Alvin Dunn (D.C. Bar No. 423229)

SHAW PITTMAN LLP

2300 N Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20037-1128

Telephone: (202) 663-8000

Facsimile: (202) 663-8007

Email: jack.mckayshawpittman.com

alvin.dunn@shawpittman.co…

Counsel for Intervenor British American Tobacco

Australia Services Limited

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that on this 30th day of March, 2005, a copy of the foregoing Notice of Appeal was served by first class, U.S. Mail on the following counsel of record:

Attorneys for Plaintiff Appelle:

Sharon Y. Eubanks, Esq.

Director, Tobacco Litigation Team

APPELLEE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

National Press Building, Suite 1150-2

Washington, D.C. 20004

(courtesy copy of the Notice of Appeal also served by electronic mail)

Attorneys for Defendants Philip Morris, Inc. and Philip Morris Companies, Inc.:

Daneil K. Webb, Esq.

Thomas J. Frederick, Esq.

WINSTON & STRAWN

35 West Wacker Drive, Suite 4200

Chicago, Illinois 60601

Attorneys for Defendant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company:

Jonathan Redgrave, Esq.

JONES, DAY, REAVIS & POUGE

51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20001-2113

Attorneys for Defendant Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company

(individually, and as successor in interest to The American Tobacco Company):

Kenneth N. Bass, Esq.

KIRKLAND & ELLIS

655 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1200

Washington, D.C. 20005

Attorneys for Defendant Liggett Group, Inc.:

Leonard A. Feiwus, Esq.

KASOWITZ, BENSON, TORRES & FRIEDMAN

1633 Broadway

NewYork, NY 10119

Attorneys for Defendant the Council for Tobacco Research-U. S.A., Inc.:

Steven Klugman, Esq.

Steven Michaels, Esq.

DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON

919 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10022

Attorneys for Defendant the Tobacco Institute, Inc.:

James A. Goold, Esq.

Keith A. Teel, Esq.

COVINGTON & BURLING

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

P.O. Box 7566

Washington, D.C. 20044-7566

Attorneys for Defendant Lorillard Tobacco Company:

J. William Newbold, Esq.

Richard P. Cassetta, Esq.

THOMPSON COBURN LLP

One US Bank Plaza, Suite 3500

St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1693

Attorneys for defendant British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited

David Wallace, Esq.

Bruce Sheffler, Esq.

CHADBOURNE & PARKE LLP

30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, New York 10 112

Document #: 1464767 v.1

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