Archive for November, 2015

DOCKET for MO v. FDA Nov 1-11, 2015

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

EXCERPT:
11/03/2015 MINUTE ORDER granting 22 Plaintiffs’ Sealed Motion for Leave to File Documents Under Seal, and 23 Plaintiffs’ Sealed Motion for Leave to File Document Under Seal. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 11/03/2015. (lcapm1) (Entered: 11/03/2015)
11/10/2015 25 MOTION for Recusal by AMERICAN SNUFF COMPANY, LLC, ITG BRANDS, LLC, PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., R.J. REYNOLDS […]

MO v. FDA: PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR RECUSAL AND MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF RECUSAL

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

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EXCERPT:
Plaintiffs Philip Morris USA Inc., U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, American Snuff Company, LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc., and ITG Brands LLC respectfully request that the Court recuse itself from this case. The Court previously was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Zuckerman […]

SANTA FE: SUMMONS IN A CIVIL ACTION (Nov 3, 2015)

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

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EXCERPT:
A lawsuit has been filed against you.
Within 21 days after service of this summons on you (not counting the day you received it) — or 60 days if you are the United States or a United States agency, or an officer or employee of the United States described in Fed. R. […]

CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 7:15-cv-08622: Rothman v. Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc. et al

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

EXCERPT:
11/03/2015 1 COMPLAINT against Reynolds American, Inc., Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-11582605)Document filed by Theodore Rothman.(Richman, Kim) (Entered: 11/03/2015)
11/03/2015 2 CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Richman, Kim) (Entered: 11/03/2015)
11/03/2015 3 REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Reynolds American Inc., re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Theodore Rothman. (Richman, Kim) (Entered: […]

ROTHMAN v. SANTA FE NATURAL: Class Action Complaint (Nov. 3, 2015) (PDF)

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

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EXCERPT:
1. This Action seeks to redress Defendants Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc. and Reynolds American, Inc.’s deceptive marketing of their “Natural American Spirit” brand cigarettes1 as “Additive-Free Natural Tobacco.” The terms “Natural” and “Additive-Free” imply a safer cigarette, allowing Defendants to charge a price premium for the cigarettes. A reasonable […]

MO v. FDA: [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT 10/30/15

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

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EXCERPT:
The directive issued by the Food and Drug Administration entitled Guidance for Industry: Demonstrating the Substantial Equivalence of a New Tobacco Product: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions (Edition 2) (Sept. 8, 2015) (“Second SE Directive”) is inconsistent with the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (“Tobacco Control Act”), violates the […]

DOCKET for MO v. FDA Sep 30-Nov 3, 2015

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

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EXCERPT:
Date Filed # Docket Text
09/30/2015 1 COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4261454) filed by ITG BRANDS, LLC, R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, U.S. SMOKELESS TOBACCO COMPANY LLC, AMERICAN SNUFF COMPANY, LLC, PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., SANTA FE NATURAL TOBACCO COMPANY, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 […]

MO v. FDA: JUDGE’S RESPONSE TO INFORMATIONAL REQUEST 10/30/15

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

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EXCERPT:
On October 21, 2015, the court received a “Notice of Informational Request” (“Notice”) filed by Plaintiffs. ECF No. 14. The Notice requested that the court inquire whether any lawyer at his former law firm, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, “was involved in advising, counseling or representing” The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (“CTFK”) “or […]