Archive for the 'Court Filings' Category

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

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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 […]

US Court of Appeals Docket for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Jan 07-Feb 06, 2015

Friday, February 6th, 2015

EXCERPT:
01/07/2015 Open Document JOINT APPELLANT REPLY BRIEF [1530542] filed by Altria Group, Inc., Lorillard Tobacco Company, Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in 13-5028, 14-5161 [Service Date: 01/07/2015 ] Length of Brief: 6,987 Words. [13-5028, 14-5161] (Estrada, Miguel)
02/03/2015 Open Document PER CURIAM ORDER filed [1535709] allocating oral argument time as follows: Appellants - 20 Minutes, Appellee […]

US COURT OF APPEALS–Oral Arguments Set for Feb. 23

Friday, February 6th, 2015

DOJ Appeal–Oral Arguments Set for Feb. 23
The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
It is ORDERED, on the court’s own motion, that the following times are allotted for the oral argument of this case scheduled for February 23, 2015, at 9:30 A.M.:
Appellants -20 Minutes
Appellees -20 Minutes …
The panel considering this case will consist of Circuit Judge […]

US Court of Appeals: Docket for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Sep 29-Jan 07, 2015

Friday, January 9th, 2015

•09/29/2014 Open Document JOINT APPENDIX [1514394] filed by Altria Group, Inc., Lorillard Tobacco Company, Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans For Nonsmokers’ Rights, National African American Tobacco Prevention Network, Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund and USA in 13-5028, 14-5161. [Volumes: 1] [Service Date: 09/29/2014 ] […]

US COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT: APPELLANTS’ REPLY BRIEF (Jan 7, 2015)

Friday, January 9th, 2015

20150107 APPELLANTS’ REPLY BRIEF
The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
In its 2009 opinion, this Court directed the district court to craft corrective statements that are confined to “‘purely factual and uncontroversial information’” that “reveal[s] the previously hidden truth about [Defendants’] products.” . . .
In accordance with that ruling, Defendants stand ready to disseminate statements […]