USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. #6250: CONSENT MOTION TO CONTINUE HEARING, Mar 12, 2018

March 12, 2018 8:20 pm by Gene Borio

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The parties have reached agreement in principle on the website mockup and onsert design issues that the tobacco companies moved the Court to refer to mediation . . . all parties respectfully submit this consent motion to continue the hearing currently set for 10 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 . . . The parties have identified some logistic issues that a (proposed) consent order will need to address, and anticipate that 14 days should be sufficient to reach agreement on them. Accordingly, the parties ask that the hearing be continued to Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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Case 1:99-cv-02496-PLF Document 6250 Filed 03/12/18 Page 1 of 4

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

Plaintiff,

v.

PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., et al.,

Defendants.

Civil Action No. 99-CV-2496 (PLF)

CONSENT MOTION TO CONTINUE HEARING

The parties have reached agreement in principle on the website mockup and onsert design issues that the tobacco companies moved the Court to refer to mediation (Dkt. No. 6245; filed Jan. 24, 2018), and all parties respectfully submit this consent motion to continue the hearing currently set for 10 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, by the Court’s Memorandum Opinion and Order (Dkt. No. 6249; issued Feb. 27, 2018). The Court invited the parties to submit such a motion for continuance in the event “the parties resolve the remaining issues prior to the hearing.” Id. at 5.

The parties have identified some logistic issues that a (proposed) consent order will need to address, and anticipate that 14 days should be sufficient to reach agreement on them. Accordingly, the parties ask that the hearing be continued to Tuesday, March 27, 2018, or such later date as is convenient for the Court, unless the parties submit an agreed upon (Proposed) Superseding Consent Order for Websites and Onserts ahead of that date.

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A proposed order is provided for the convenience of the Court.

Dated: March 12, 2018 Respectfully submitted,

GUSTAV W. EYLER, Acting Director

ANDREW CLARK, Assistant Director

Consumer Protection Branch

___/s/_____________________________

DANIEL K. CRANE-HIRSCH

Trial Attorney

Civil Division

United States Department of Justice

PO Box 386

Washington, DC 20044-0386

Telephone: 202-616-8242 (Crane-Hirsch)

Facsimile: 202-514-8742

daniel.crane-hirsch@usdoj…

Attorneys for Plaintiff United States of

America

____/s/_____________

Katherine A. Meyer (D.C. Bar 244301)

MEYER GLITZENSTEIN & EUBANKS

LLC

4115 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Suite 210

Washington, DC 20016

202-588-5206

kmeyer@meyerglitz.com

Attorney for the Public Health Plaintiff-

Intervenors

/s/ Anand Agneshwar

Anand Agneshwar

ARNOLD & PORTER KAYE SCHOLER

LLP

250 West 55th Street

New York, NY 10019-9710

Telephone: (212) 836-8011

Fax: (212) 836-8689

Miguel A. Estrada (D.C. Bar No. 456289)

GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP

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1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20036-5306

Telephone: (202) 955-8257

Fax: (202) 530-9016

Attorneys for Defendants Altria Group, Inc.

and Philip Morris USA Inc.

Peter J. Biersteker (D.C. Bar No. 358108)

JONES DAY

51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20001-2113

Telephone: (202) 879-3939

Fax: (202) 626-1700

Jeffrey A. Mandell (D.C. Bar No. 999791)

STAFFORD ROSENBAUM LLP

222 West Washington Avenue, Suite 900

Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Telephone: (608) 256-0226

Fax: (608) 259-2600

Geoffrey K. Beach (D.C. Bar No. 439763)

WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE &

RICE, LLP

One West Fourth Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Telephone: (336) 721-3600

Fax: (336) 721-3660

Attorneys for Defendant R.J. Reynolds

Tobacco Company (individually, as

successor in interest to Brown & Williamson

Tobacco Corporation, and as successor to

Lorillard Tobacco Company)

Robert J. Brookhiser, Jr. (D.C. Bar No.

202168)

Elizabeth B. McCallum (D.C. Bar No.

451361)

BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP

1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20036-5304

Telephone: (202) 861-1500

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Fax: (202) 861-1783

Attorneys for Post-Judgment Parties

Regarding Remedies ITG Brands, LLC,

Commonwealth Brands, Inc. and

Commonwealth-Altadis, Inc.

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