Archive for October, 2015

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Oct 21, 2015

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

10/21/2015 6171 NOTICE of United States’ Opening Brief in Support of United States’ Proposed Corrective Statements by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Spanish version of corrective statements, # 2 Exhibit Notice of bulky filing of TV spots, # 3 Exhibit Redline comparison of the Court’s June 2, 2014 consent order against the United […]

6172: PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENORS’ OPENING BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED STATES’ REVISED CORRECTIVE STATEMENTS AND REVISED IMPLEMENTATION PROPOSAL, Oct. 21, 2015

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
[O]nly one relatively minor issue remains: how to reframe the corrective statements’ preambles to remove the words “deliberately deceived,” which the Court of Appeals determined was impermissible under Section 1964 of RICO because it “disclose[s] defendants’ prior deceptive conduct.” Id. at *10 (emphasis in original). The revised corrective statements preambles proposed […]

6171: United States’ Opening Brief in Support of United States’ Proposed Corrective Statements, Oct. 21, 2015

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
The text the United States proposes recasts the same wording that the Defendants have already been able to challenge and that the D.C. Circuit has already reviewed. The only wording changes the United States proposes are those that the Court of Appeals ordered in May, most significantly eliminating the preambles’ reference […]

6170: ORDER #61-Remand: Briefing Schedule (Oct 1, 2015)

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
it is hereby
ORDERED, that the Parties shall file briefs addressing both amendments to the language of the corrective statements and the details of their implementation on the following schedule:
• No later than October 21, 2015 at 5 :00 p .m . , the Government and Plaintiff-Intervenors shall file their opening briefs;
• No […]

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Oct 1, 2015

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

10/01/2015 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Gladys Kessler: Status Conference held on 10/1/2015. Order to be issued. (Court Reporter: Janice Dickman) (tth) (Entered: 10/01/2015)
10/01/2015 6170 ORDER #61-Remand: The Parties shall file briefs addressing both amendments to the language of the corrective statements and the details of their implementation on the following schedule: No later […]

Rise of the Planet of the Monkey Wrenches

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Judge Kessler came into court today impatient with the parties’ lack of progress on wording for the corrective statements that adheres to May’s Court of Appeals ruling. She left court with, I’m sure, a headache-inducing blow from a monkey wrench thrown from out of nowhere, and a horrifying vision of the proceedings going on for […]