Archive for February, 2018

USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. #6249: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER, Feb 27, 2018

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

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EXCERPT:
In 2006, Judge Gladys Kessler of this Court issued a 1,600-page opinion and a final judgment and remedial order…Since that date, this case has been to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on a number of occasions. The court of appeals has largely affirmed Judge […]

USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. DOCKET 2/27/18

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

02/27/2018
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER directing the parties to appear for a hearing on March 13, 2018 at 10:00am to explain to the Court why resolution of certain issues has not yet occurred and argue their respective positions on the Court’s referral of this matter to the Special Master. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on […]

USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. DOCKET 12/23/17-02/13/18

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

EXCERPT:
02/06/2018
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Memorandum in opposition to re 6245 MOTION for Mediation MOTION to Clarify filed 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 Exhibit Letter dated 11/3/2017, Crane-Hirsch to Agneshwar et al., # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Crane-Hirsch, Daniel) (Entered: 02/06/2018)
02/13/2018
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REPLY […]

USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. #6248: REPLY BRIEF OF DEFENDANTS AND REMEDIES PARTIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR REFERRAL TO THE SPECIAL MASTER

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

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EXCERPT:
The parties are now within steps of a total agreement, needing minimal help to close the deal. But Plaintiffs have suddenly stopped short, insisting that Defendants either capitulate to Plaintiffs’ every demand or proceed on their own at risk of contempt. That is no solution. The principles to which the parties […]

USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. #6247: PLAINTIFFS’ OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ AND REMEDIES PARTIES’ MOTION FOR REFERRAL TO THE SPECIAL MASTER FOR MEDIATION

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

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EXCERPT:
To be sure, Plaintiffs have spent half a year seeking to accommodate the tobacco companies’ asserted desire for certainty. But, contrary to the companies’ efforts to turn Plaintiffs’ accommodation against them, Plaintiffs’ willingness to provide feedback and opine upon mockup design proposals has not somehow made Order #64-Remand unenforceable.
The tobacco companies […]