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DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al May 19-May 28, 2015

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Date Filed # Docket Text
05/19/2015 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Gladys Kessler: Motion Hearing held on 5/19/2015 re 6142 Unopposed MOTION for Order Authorizing Transfer of Certain Cigarette Brands and Businesses to ITG Brands, LLC, Pursuant to Order #1015, Paragraph 20 filed by R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY; heard and taken under advisement. […]

6103 REYNOLDS’S MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM PROVISIONS OF ORDER #1015 THAT REQUIRE BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION TO PUBLISH CORRECTIVE STATEMENTS ON TELEVISION (6/11/14)

Friday, May 29th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
Under these circumstances, requiring RJRT to publish the corrective statements on behalf of a tobacco company that no longer exists and cannot violate RICO serves no proper, “forward-looking” remedial purpose within the scope of 18 U.S.C. § 1964… It follows that this Court lacks jurisdiction to impose the corrective-statements remedy against […]

ORDER #55-Remand denying the Motion for Relief From Certain Provisions of Order #1015.

Friday, May 29th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
It is not disputed that B&W Tobacco is not now subject to a permanent injunction in its own right, as it no longer has tobacco operations. In its Motion, RJR argues that it also should not be subject to a permanent injunction in its capacity as successor to B&W Tobacco’s operations.
RJR […]

ORDER #54-Remand on FTC approval of Reynolds/Lorillard transaction

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
the Court was prepared to rule on the Motion — ironically, on this very date. However, before that could be done, the Court learned that the Federal Trade Commission (”FTC”) had decided yesterday, May 26, 2015, to allow Reynolds America, Inc. and Lorillard, Inc. to proceed with the complex transaction presented […]

Special Master Order #91 - EXTENDING TIME FOR PLAINTIFFS’ FIRST PRIVILEGE CHALLENGE AGAINST LORILLARD MINNESOTA DOCUMENTS 4/4/15

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
Upon consideration of Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion For Extension of Time to Serve and File Their First Privilege Challenge Against Lorillard Documents Removed from the Minnesota Depository [ECF Doc. 6139] , and the entire record in this case, it is hereby
ORDERED that the Unopposed Motion is GRANTED; and it is […]

6141 - NOTICE OF TRANSACTION INVOLVING DEFENDANTS R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY AND LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY 4/7/15

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
[RJRT and LTC] have agreed to participate in a transaction that, as described below, will ultimately result in one Defendant-LTC-merging into another Defendant-RJRT. Set forth below are (A) a description of the transaction, (B) a brief explanation for why, in accordance with the terms […]

ORDER #91 granting 6139 Motion for Extension of Time to File

Monday, April 6th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
Upon consideration of Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion For Extension of Time to Serve and File Their First Privilege Challenge Against Lorillard Documents Removed from the Minnesota Depository [ECF Doc. 6139] , and the entire record in this case, it is hereby
ORDERED that the Unopposed Motion is GRANTED; and it is further
ORDERED […]

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Jan 1-Apr 6, 2015

Monday, April 6th, 2015

EXCERPT:
04/03/2015 6139 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File and Serve Their First Privilege Challenge Against Lorillard Documents Removed from the Minnesota Depository 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 […]

US COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT: BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES (Dec 1, 2014)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
In this civil action under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. § 1961 et seq. (RICO), the district court found that Defendants for decades operated an illegal racketeering enterprise in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1962(c) and conspired to do so in violation of 18 U.S.C. § […]

What We Talk about When We Talk about Corrective Statements

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

These are the statements at issue in the proceeding Monday morning—primarily the phrase,”deliberately deceived the American public” in the preamble to each statement.
EXCERPT FROM:
BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES
Dec 1, 2014
B. PROCEEDINGS ON REMAND
1. On remand, the district court determined the text of the five corrective statements:
A. Adverse Health Effects of Smoking
A Federal Court has […]