Archive for April, 2012

DOJ Appeal: COURTROOM MINUTES OF ORAL ARGUMENT April 20, 2012

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
United States of America, United States Department of Justice, et al.,
Appellees
v.
Philip Morris USA Inc., Formerly known as Philip Morris Incorporated, et al.,
Appellants
American Tobacco Company, Directly and as Successor to the tobacco interest of AMERICAN BRANDS, INC., et al.,
Appellees
BEFORE:
Chief Judge Sentelle, Circuit Judge Brown, […]

FDA Appeal: “We’re in New Territory Here”

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

A surprisingly small crowd showed up at the DC courthouse to hear the government’s Appeal of U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s Feb. 29 ruling striking down the FDA’s 9 proposed warning labels developed in accord with 2009’s Tobacco Control Act.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ Matt Myers was there, as well as USA v. Philip Morris […]

Kessler Orders Tobacco to Clean Up MN Documents and File Privilege Log for Those Removed

Monday, April 9th, 2012

The PDF is Here
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff,
v.
PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., et al.,
Defendants.
Civil Action No. 99-2496 (GK)
ORDER #30-Remand
On December 29, 2011, in Order 29-Remand [Dkt. No. 5962], the Court ordered a temporary halt to all removals of documents available to the public at the Minnesota Depository. Since […]