Archive for April, 2016

IN RE: SANTA FE NATURAL TOBACCO COMPANY MARKETING AND SALES PRACTICES LITIGATION: TRANSFER ORDER

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

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The litigation consists of five actions pending in four districts, as listed on Schedule A. Since the filing of the motion, the Panel has been notified of eight related actions in four additional districts. 1 This putative class action litigation concerns the labeling and advertising of Natural American Spirit cigarettes as […]

USA v. MO APPEAL: APPELLANT’S REPLY BRIEF, Apr 14, 2016

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

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I. RJRT is entitled to relief under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(4).
The district court lacked jurisdiction to require B&W Tobacco to publish corrective statements on television because Section 1964(a) of title 18 limits the court’s jurisdiction to preventing and restraining RICO violations. And ordering a non-existent entity such as […]

6193-11: Proposed ORDER # ___ -Remand SUPERSEDING CONSENT ORDER IMPLEMENTING THE CORRECTIVE STATEMENTS REMEDY, Apr 8, 2016

Friday, April 8th, 2016

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PART 1: REVISED TEXT FOR CORRECTIVE STATEMENTS
As required by the Court of Appeals in United States v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., 801 F.3d 250 (D.C. Cir. 2015), and the memorandum opinion accompanying Order #62-Remand, the text of the Corrective Statements shall be as follows for Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, […]

6193: JOINT MOTION TO ENTER SUPERSEDING CONSENT ORDER IMPLEMENTING CORRECTIVE STATEMENTS, Apr 8, 2016

Friday, April 8th, 2016

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On remand from the D.C. Circuit’s decision in United States v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., 801 F.3d 250 (D.C. Cir. 2015), this Court issued revised text of the Corrective Statements in the memorandum opinion accompanying Order #62-Remand. At the same time, this Court required that the parties “determine what minor […]

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al: Apr 8, 2016

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Date Filed # Docket Text
04/07/2016 6191 NOTICE OF APPEAL TO DC CIRCUIT COURT as to 6185 Memorandum & Opinion, 6184 Order, by ALTRIA GROUP, INC., PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, COMMONWEALTH ALTADIS, COMMONWEALTH BRANDS INCORPORATED, ITG BRANDS, LLC. Filing fee $ 505, receipt number 0090-4476276. Fee Status: Fee Paid. Parties have been notified. (Estrada, Miguel) […]

MO v FDA: SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF PLAINTIFFS R.J. REYNOLDS, et. al., Apr 7, 2016

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

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The following are the parent companies, subsidiaries, or affiliates of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, American Snuff Company, LLC, and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc., that have outstanding securities in the hands of the public:
Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc., a […]

6191: NOTICE OF APPEAL OF DEFENDANTS AND POST-JUDGMENT PARTIES REGARDING REMEDIES, Apr 7, 2016

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

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Notice is hereby given that Defendants Altria Group, Inc., Philip Morris USA Inc., and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (individually and as successor to Lorillard Tobacco Company), as well as Post-Judgment Parties Regarding Remedies ITG Brands, LLC, Commonwealth Brands, Inc., and Commonwealth-Altadis, Inc., appeal to the United States Court of Appeals […]

6190: ORDER #63- REMAND GRANTING PARTIES’ JOINT MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME, Apr 1, 2016

Friday, April 1st, 2016

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Upon consideration of the parties’ Joint Motion for an Extension of Time, it is hereby ORDERED that the Joint Motion is GRANTED; and it is further
ORDERED that the parties’ proposed changes needed to implement the corrective statements, currently due April 1, 2016, are now DUE April 8, 2016.
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6189: JOINT MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME, Apr 1, 2016

Friday, April 1st, 2016

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For the last two months, the Parties have discussed what changes are required to implement the Corrective Statements. The Parties have reached an agreement in principle.
The Parties respectfully request an extension of one week to finalize the superseding consent order, exhibits, and other related papers.
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DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al: Apr 1, 2016

Friday, April 1st, 2016

04/01/2016 6189 Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Corrective Statement Implementation Proposals by AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION, AMERICANS FOR NONSMOKERS’ RIGHTS, NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN TOBACCO PREVENTION NETWORK, TOBACCO-FREE KIDS ACTION FUND, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Crane-Hirsch, Daniel) (Entered: 04/01/2016)
04/01/2016 6190 ORDER #63-Remand granting 6189 […]