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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 […]

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Oct 31-Dec 31, 2014

Friday, January 9th, 2015

•10/31/2014 6129 ORDER denying 6117 the Motion for Reconsideration of Univision Communications Inc. inn Objection to the Consent Order Implementing Corrective Statements Remedy. Signed by Judge Gladys Kessler on 10/30/14. (CL, ) (Entered: 10/31/2014)
•11/24/2014 6130 Joint MOTION Regarding Order #1’s Preservation Requirement re 9 Order,,, filed by PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., ALTRIA GROUP, INC., R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO […]

US COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT: APPELLANTS’ OPENING BRIEF (Sep 29, 2014)

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

20140929 APPELLANTS’ OPENING BRIEF
The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
STATEMENT OF ISSUES
1. Whether the district court’s corrective statements violate the First Amendment and this Court’s 2009 mandate because they would compel Defendants to confess past misconduct and make assertions unsupported by the district court’s findings of fact, rather than provide purely factual and uncontroversial public-health information […]

Court of Appeals Docket for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Jul 30-Sep 29, 2014

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Court of Appeals DOCKET #: 13-5028 for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al
EXCERPT:
09/29/2014 Open Document JOINT APPELLANT BRIEF [1514391] 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: 09/29/2014 ] Length of Brief: 13,343 Words. [13-5028, 14-5161] (Estrada, Miguel)
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DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Apr 4-Aug 13, 2014

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Apr 4-Aug 13, 2014
EXCERPT:
08/13/2014 6128 REPLY to opposition to motion re 6120 Counter MOTION to ClarifyORDER #1015 AS TO NUMBER OF TV SPOTSCounter MOTION to Modify ORDER #1015 AS TO NUMBER OF TV SPOTS filed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Crane-Hirsch, Daniel) (Entered: 08/13/2014)
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