Archive for March, 2017

DOCKET for CIGAR ASSOCIATION v FDA, Feb 21-Mar 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

EXCERPT:
MINUTE ORDER granting 27 the parties’ Joint Motion to Amend Scheduling Order. The revised schedule is as follows: Defendants’ Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before May 1, 2017; briefs of any amici granted leave to file in support of Defendants shall be filed […]

CIGAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, et al. v FDA: BRIEF OF THE STATES OF AZ, LA, MI AND TX AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS, Feb 21, 2016

Friday, March 17th, 2017

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
First, the FDA failed to provide an adequate cost-benefit analysis determining that the benefits of deeming premium cigars to be regulated tobacco products outweigh the undeniably severe costs, particularly to thousands of small businesses. In doing so, the agency ignored the principles that Congress set for balancing the costs of regulation […]