Archive for February, 2015

US COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT: BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES (Dec 1, 2014)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
In this civil action under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. § 1961 et seq. (RICO), the district court found that Defendants for decades operated an illegal racketeering enterprise in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1962(c) and conspired to do so in violation of 18 U.S.C. § […]

What We Talk about When We Talk about Corrective Statements

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

These are the statements at issue in the proceeding Monday morning—primarily the phrase,”deliberately deceived the American public” in the preamble to each statement.
EXCERPT FROM:
BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES
Dec 1, 2014
B. PROCEEDINGS ON REMAND
1. On remand, the district court determined the text of the five corrective statements:
A. Adverse Health Effects of Smoking
A Federal Court has […]

US Court of Appeals Docket for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Jan 07-Feb 06, 2015

Friday, February 6th, 2015

EXCERPT:
01/07/2015 Open Document JOINT APPELLANT REPLY BRIEF [1530542] filed by Altria Group, Inc., Lorillard Tobacco Company, Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in 13-5028, 14-5161 [Service Date: 01/07/2015 ] Length of Brief: 6,987 Words. [13-5028, 14-5161] (Estrada, Miguel)
02/03/2015 Open Document PER CURIAM ORDER filed [1535709] allocating oral argument time as follows: Appellants - 20 Minutes, Appellee […]

US COURT OF APPEALS–Oral Arguments Set for Feb. 23

Friday, February 6th, 2015

DOJ Appeal–Oral Arguments Set for Feb. 23
The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
It is ORDERED, on the court’s own motion, that the following times are allotted for the oral argument of this case scheduled for February 23, 2015, at 9:30 A.M.:
Appellants -20 Minutes
Appellees -20 Minutes …
The panel considering this case will consist of Circuit Judge […]