Archive for October, 2009

Glimpse of SCOTUS Arguments Seen in Tobacco’s Motion for Stay of Mandate

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

On September 28, 2009, the tobacco Defendants asked the US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit to stay issuance of its mandate, pending Defendants’ filing and disposition of petitions for writs of certiorari to the Supreme Court.
The Court’s mandate would require Defendants to:
remove “light” and “low tar” descriptors from the packages and brand names of […]

DC Court of Appeals Denies Tobacco’s Request for Rehearing en banc

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

On Sept. 22, 2009, 9 judges of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit turned down Defendants’ request for a rehearing of their appeal before all the judges of the Court. There’s only one option left for tobacco defendants now: the US Supreme Court.
The PDF is here.
Full text of the order:

DOJ TRANSCRIPTS AND DEPOSITIONS NOW ONLINE

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

THIS IS IT!
The Ronald M. Davis Tobacco Deposition & Trial Testimony Archive at Tobacco Documents Online (TDO) has the collected transcripts and depositions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. PHILIP MORRIS INC–complete with abstracts(!)
MANY THANKS to the staff of Michigan Public Health Institute’s Center for Tobacco Use Prevention & Research.
FEAST!
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA […]