Archive for the 'Notes' Category


Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

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1. Plaintiff’s Opposition to Defendants’ motions is due on or before July 15, 2016;
2. Plaintiff’s Opposition brief to the anti-SLAPP motions shall not exceed 40 pages of text (exclusive of caption page and tables);
3. Defendants’ anti-SLAPP motion is akin to a Rule 12 and not a Rule 56 Motion. Plaintiff stipulates […]

CIVIL DOCKET FOR Forsyth v. MPAA, May 15-17, 2016

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

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05/15/2016 39 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER filed by Timothy Forsyth. (Schachman, David) (Filed on 5/15/2016) (Entered: 05/15/2016)
05/17/2016 40 STIPULATION AND ORDER RE [#39]. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 5/17/16. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/17/2016) (Entered: 05/17/2016)
05/17/2016 41 CLERK’S NOTICE SCHEDULING INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. Case Management Statement due by 9/15/2016. Initial […]

Nicopure v FDA: NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel K Crane-Hirsch on behalf of All Defendants, May 11, 2016

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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To: The clerk of court and all parties of record
I am admitted or otherwise authorized to practice in this court, and I appear in this case as counsel for:
All defendants.
. . .
/s/ Daniel K. Crane-Hirsch

Nicopure v FDA: COMPLAINT, May 10, 2016

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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Once the Deeming Rule goes into effect on August 8, 2016, the over- whelming majority of Nicopure’s products—including hundreds of products that are neither made nor derived from tobacco nor intended for human consumption—will be subject to the premarket approval, reporting, recordkeeping, inspection, labeling, manufacturing, testing, and other requirements imposed by […]

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al, May 6-9, 2016

Friday, May 6th, 2016

05/06/2016 6196 NOTICE OF APPEAL TO DC CIRCUIT COURT as to 6185 Memorandum & Opinion, 6195 Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief, 6184 Order, by ALTRIA GROUP, INC., PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, COMMONWEALTH ALTADIS, COMMONWEALTH BRANDS INCORPORATED, ITG BRANDS, LLC. Filing fee $ 505, receipt number 0090-4516425. Fee Status: Fee Paid. Parties […]

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Oct 1, 2015

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

10/01/2015 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Gladys Kessler: Status Conference held on 10/1/2015. Order to be issued. (Court Reporter: Janice Dickman) (tth) (Entered: 10/01/2015)
10/01/2015 6170 ORDER #61-Remand: The Parties shall file briefs addressing both amendments to the language of the corrective statements and the details of their implementation on the following schedule: No later […]

Once Upon a Time, on a Day Far, Far Away . . .

Friday, January 24th, 2014

It appears only Reuters thought this hearing important enough to cover. Perhaps they’ve all given up; or, considering the briar patch of complications, probable appeals and likely delays discussed at the hearing, perhaps they feel that by the time anything actually happens in real life due to this trial, their grandchildren will be covering it […]

Bad Acts: The Racketeering Case Against the Tobacco Industry by Sharon Y. Eubanks, Stanton A. Glantz

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The link is here: Bad Acts: The Racketeering Case Against the Tobacco Industry [Paperback] by Sharon Y. Eubanks, Stanton A. Glantz
Bad Acts is a gripping day-by-day chronicle of what may well be the greatest trial ever on corporate wrongdoing. Sharon Eubanks writes in personal, direct terms about the challenges in taking on Big Tobacco […]

RJR v. FDA Hearing Feb. 1, 2012–FDA chooses to demur

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

On Sept. 21, 2011, oral argument was held in the United States District Court in Washington on RJR,’s request for a preliminary injunction against the FDA’s Final Rule, which mandated graphic warning labels. The FDA had been given the power to change the labels by the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act […]

DC Court of Appeals Denies Tobacco’s Request for Rehearing en banc

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

On Sept. 22, 2009, 9 judges of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit turned down Defendants’ request for a rehearing of their appeal before all the judges of the Court. There’s only one option left for tobacco defendants now: the US Supreme Court.
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