Archive for January, 2012

DOCKET FOR RJR, et. al. v. FDA Jan. 1-Jan. 31, 2012

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

APPEAL, TYPE-C
U.S. District Court
District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:11-cv-01482-RJL
R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY et al v. UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION et al
Assigned to: Judge Richard J. Leon
Case in other court: 11-05332
Cause: 05:0701 Maritime Subsidy Board
Date Filed: 08/16/2011
Jury Demand: None
Nature of Suit: 890 Other Statutory Actions
Jurisdiction: U.S. Government Defendant
Date Filed […]

RJR v. FDA: Judge Leon’s Memorandum Opinion (Nov. 7, 2011)

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
CONCLUSION
This case poses a constitutional challenge to a bold new tact by the Congress, and the FDA, in their obvious and continuing efforts to minimize, if not eradicate, tobacco use in the United States. Notwithstanding the potential legal and financial ramifications of this challenge, the Government, for reasons known only to […]

Kessler Declines to Defer Decision on Corrective Statements

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
The Court has concluded, for the following reasons, that there will be no deferral of decision-making regarding the corrective action statements.
1. It is perfectly clear from Defendants’ Response that the litigation challenging the Regulations promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) . . . will not end (if ever) for […]

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Dec. 21, 2011 - Jan. 26, 2012

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Date Filed # Docket Text
12/21/2011 5958 Joint MOTION for Order Concerning Document Disclosure Obligations under Order #1015 by AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION, AMERICANS FOR NONSMOKERS’ RIGHTS, LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY, NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN TOBACCO PREVENTION NETWORK, TOBACCO-FREE KIDS ACTION FUND, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Crane-Hirsch, Daniel) (Entered: […]