Archive for May, 2015

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al May 19-May 28, 2015

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Date Filed # Docket Text
05/19/2015 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Gladys Kessler: Motion Hearing held on 5/19/2015 re 6142 Unopposed MOTION for Order Authorizing Transfer of Certain Cigarette Brands and Businesses to ITG Brands, LLC, Pursuant to Order #1015, Paragraph 20 filed by R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY; heard and taken under advisement. […]

6103 REYNOLDS’S MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM PROVISIONS OF ORDER #1015 THAT REQUIRE BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION TO PUBLISH CORRECTIVE STATEMENTS ON TELEVISION (6/11/14)

Friday, May 29th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
Under these circumstances, requiring RJRT to publish the corrective statements on behalf of a tobacco company that no longer exists and cannot violate RICO serves no proper, “forward-looking” remedial purpose within the scope of 18 U.S.C. § 1964… It follows that this Court lacks jurisdiction to impose the corrective-statements remedy against […]

ORDER #55-Remand denying the Motion for Relief From Certain Provisions of Order #1015.

Friday, May 29th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
It is not disputed that B&W Tobacco is not now subject to a permanent injunction in its own right, as it no longer has tobacco operations. In its Motion, RJR argues that it also should not be subject to a permanent injunction in its capacity as successor to B&W Tobacco’s operations.
RJR […]

6146: ORDER #54-Remand on FTC approval of Reynolds/Lorillard transaction

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
the Court was prepared to rule on the Motion — ironically, on this very date. However, before that could be done, the Court learned that the Federal Trade Commission (”FTC”) had decided yesterday, May 26, 2015, to allow Reynolds America, Inc. and Lorillard, Inc. to proceed with the complex transaction presented […]

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al May 12-May 14, 2015

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Date Filed # Docket Text
05/12/2015 MINUTE ORDER: A Motions Hearing is hereby set in this case for May 19, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. Signed by Judge Gladys Kessler on 5/12/15. (CL, ) (Entered: 05/12/2015)
05/12/2015 Set/Reset Hearings: Motion Hearing set for 5/19/2015 10:30 AM in Courtroom 26A before Judge Gladys Kessler. (CL, ) (Entered: 05/12/2015)
05/14/2015 6144 NOTICE of Appearance […]

6143 - STATEMENT OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR AN ORDER AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF CERTAIN CIGARETTE BRANDS AND BUSINESSES TO ITG BRANDS, LLC 4/30/15

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
This Court’s Final Judgment and Remedial Order, Order #1015, allows a defendant to transfer cigarette brands and businesses to a non-defendant when the entity acquiring the assets “submits itself to the jurisdiction of the Court” and “applies for and obtains” an order from the Court “subjecting it to the provisions” of […]

6142 - UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR AN ORDER AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF CERTAIN CIGARETTE BRANDS AND BUSINESSES TO ITG BRANDS, LLC 4/30/15

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
Three affiliated entities engaged in U.S. cigarette operations, ITG Brands, LLC (“ITG Brands”), Commonwealth Brands, Inc. (“Commonwealth”), and Commonwealth-Altadis, Inc. (“Commonwealth-Altadis”) (collectively the “(Proposed) Post-Judgment Parties Regarding Remedies”), respectfully ask this Court to make them parties to this litigation for the sole and limited purpose of submitting to this Court’s jurisdiction […]

6140: Special Master Order #91 - EXTENDING TIME FOR PLAINTIFFS’ FIRST PRIVILEGE CHALLENGE AGAINST LORILLARD MINNESOTA DOCUMENTS 4/4/15

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
Upon consideration of Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion For Extension of Time to Serve and File Their First Privilege Challenge Against Lorillard Documents Removed from the Minnesota Depository [ECF Doc. 6139] , and the entire record in this case, it is hereby
ORDERED that the Unopposed Motion is GRANTED; and it is […]

6141 - NOTICE OF TRANSACTION INVOLVING DEFENDANTS R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY AND LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY 4/7/15

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
[RJRT and LTC] have agreed to participate in a transaction that, as described below, will ultimately result in one Defendant-LTC-merging into another Defendant-RJRT. Set forth below are (A) a description of the transaction, (B) a brief explanation for why, in accordance with the terms […]

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Apr 6-May 10, 2015

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Date Filed # Docket Text
04/06/2015 Set/Reset Deadlines: Motion to compel production of Lorillard documents removed from the Minnesota depository due by 4/22/2015. (zmm, ) (Entered: 04/06/2015)
04/07/2015 6141 NOTICE of Transaction by LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY, R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY (Francisco, Noel) (Entered: 04/07/2015)
04/30/2015 6142 Unopposed MOTION for Order Authorizing Transfer of Certain Cigarette Brands and Businesses to ITG Brands, LLC, […]