Archive for the 'Court Filings' Category

CIVIL DOCKET FOR Forsyth v. MPAA, May 2-3, 2016

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

05/02/2016 34 ORDER by Judge Richard Seeborg GRANTING 30 REGARDING PAGE LIMITS FOR BRIEFING ON DEFENDANTS ANTI-SLAPP MOTION AND MOTION TO DISMISS. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/2/2016) (Entered: 05/02/2016)
05/03/2016 35 NOTICE of Appearance by Roger Rex Myers for Defendant National Association of Theatre Owners (Myers, Roger) (Filed on 5/3/2016) (Entered: 05/03/2016)
05/03/2016 36 ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 […]

FORSYTH v MPAA: DEFENDANT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEATRE OWNERS’ SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ JOINT SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE AND MOTION TO DISMISS, Apr 29, 2016

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
In words that could have been written for this case, the Supreme Court rejected California’s attempt to unilaterally impose parental guidance because “the entire effect [of the Act] is only in support of what the State thinks parents ought to want. This is not the narrow tailoring to “assisting parents” that […]

FORSYTH v MPAA: DEFENDANTS’ REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE IN SUPPORT OF SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE, Apr 29, 2016

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
Defendants respectfully request that the Court take judicial notice of the content of three websites that discuss the attributes of particular movies, as exemplified by the screenshots in Exhibits 1–3.
Exhibit 1 consists of screenshots from the website of an entity known as Common Sense Media, which identifies itself as “the […]

FORSYTH v MPAA: MOTION to Strike, Apr 29, 2016

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
The Complaint is a misguided attempt to upend basic tort principles and core First Amendment protections to force the Classification and Rating Administration (“CARA”)—the movie ratings body that the MPAA and NATO jointly operate—to change the opinions it expresses through its movie ratings system. Plaintiff alleges that CARA has made actionable […]

CIVIL DOCKET FOR Forsyth v. MPAA, Apr 28-29, 2016

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Date Filed # Docket Text
04/28/2016 30 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER /Stipulation And [Proposed] Order Regarding Page Limits For Briefing On Defendants’ Anti-Slapp Motion And Motion To Dismiss filed by Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., The Walt Disney Company, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios LLC, Warner Bros. Entertainment […]

FORSYTH v MPAA: STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING PAGE LIMITS FOR BRIEFING ON DEFENDANTS’ ANTI-SLAPP MOTION AND MOTION TO DISMISS, Apr 28, 2016

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
in order to minimize duplication of efforts and multiple, overlapping memoranda at each of the motion, opposition, and reply stages, the Parties have agreed, subject to the Court’s approval, to file consolidated briefs on both motions to the extent possible and to expand the otherwise applicable page limits for the total […]

USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al DOCKET, Apr 19-28, 2016

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

04/19/2016 6194 NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION, AMERICANS FOR NONSMOKERS’ RIGHTS, NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN TOBACCO PREVENTION NETWORK, TOBACCO-FREE KIDS ACTION FUND. Attorney Howard M. Crystal terminated. (Crystal, Howard) (Entered: 04/19/2016)
04/19/2016 6195 ORDER #64-Remand granting 6193 the Joint Motion to Enter Superseding Consent Order Implementing Corrective Statements […]

6195: ORDER #64-Remand granting 6193 the Joint Motion to Enter Superseding Consent Order Implementing Corrective Statements (attached)

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
Upon consideration of the Joint Motion for Superseding Consent Order Implementing the Corrective Statements Remedy, and the entire record herein, it is hereby ORDERED that:
The corrective statements remedy under Order #1015, published as United States v. Philip Morris USA Inc., aff ‘d in part & vacated in part…is hereby MODIFIED as […]

PHILIP MORRIS v FDA: DOCKET 4/19/16

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Date Filed # Docket Text
04/19/2016 6194 NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION, AMERICANS FOR NONSMOKERS’ RIGHTS, NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN TOBACCO PREVENTION NETWORK, TOBACCO-FREE KIDS ACTION FUND. Attorney Howard M. Crystal terminated. (Crystal, Howard) (Entered: 04/19/2016)
04/19/2016 6195 ORDER #64-Remand granting 6193 the Joint Motion to Enter Superseding Consent Order Implementing […]

LORILLARD v FDA: DOJ RESPONSE TO PETITION FOR REHEARING EN BANC, APR 15, 2016

Friday, April 15th, 2016

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 directed the Food and Drug Administration to establish the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee to provide advice to the agency, including, as its first order of business, preparation of a report addressing the impact of menthol cigarettes on tobacco use. FDA […]