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VIACOM’s MOTION FOR LEAVE TO PARTICIPATE AS AMICUS CURIAE (PDF)

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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EXCERPT:
Viacom Inc. . . . hereby moves, on behalf of its television networks MTV®, MTV2®, VH1®, Comedy Central® and BET®, for leave to participate in this action as amicus curiae . . .
Viacom’s interest in this action is limited to the issue of the sufficiency, including the structure, of […]

DEFENDANTS’ RESPONSE TO MOTIONS TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEFS (PDF)

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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EXCERPT:
Pending before the Court are three motions for leave to file amicus curiae briefs . . . Defendants have advised the Court that they are willing to discuss with the Government and Intervenors whether the parties can accommodate the concerns of the amici within the framework of the existing agreement. In […]

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 […]

ORDER #43-Remand

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

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EXCERPT:
The Court held a Status Conference on January 22, 2014. Based on the representations of the Counsel and discussions about the future progress of this case, it is hereby
ORDERED, that any oppositions to the three Motions for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Briefs [Dkt. Nos. 6027, 6028, and 6029] are due […]

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Jan 22, 2014

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

01/22/2014 Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 1/22/2014 02:00 PM in Courtroom 26A before Judge Gladys Kessler. (CL, ) (Entered: 01/22/2014)
01/22/2014 6028 Amicus Curiae APPEARANCE entered by Natalie Olivia Ludaway on behalf of National Newspaper Publishers Association and National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit File stamp copy of Amicus Brief, # 2 […]

AMICUS BRIEF OF FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY (PDF)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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EXCERPT:
As discussed above, FOX has consistently been the preferred network of all viewers under the age of 35. If the goal of the remedies is to maximize the likelihood that the Corrective Statements will reach an audience historically targeted by the Defendants’ promotional efforts, inclusion of FOX among the “major […]

Fox’s MOTION FOR LEAVE TO PARTICIPATE AS AMICUS CURIAE (PDF)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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EXCERPT:
Fox Broadcasting Company (“FBC” or “Movant”), by and through its undersigned counsel, hereby moves for leave to participate in this action as amicus curiae through the filing of an Amicus Brief, a copy of which is being tendered simultaneously with this Motion.
. . .
Interest of Proposed Amicus.
FBC’s interest in […]

RESPONSE TO AMICUS BRIEF OF THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK OWNED BROADCASTERS (PDF)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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EXCERPT:
The NNPA and NABOB seek to require Defendants to run corrective statements in additional newspapers, beyond the 34 required by this Court. Defendants oppose any third party request to change the terms of the parties’ agreement.
First, this request comes too late. It has been more than seven years since this […]

AMICUS BRIEF OF THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK OWNED BROADCASTERS

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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EXCERPT:
AMICUS BRIEF OF THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION AND NATIONAL ASSCOATION OF BLACK OWNED BROADCASTERS
The National Newspapers Publishers Association (NNPA) and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) hereby file this amicus brief urging the Court to include its members in the list of media which the Defendants are required […]

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Jan 17-Jan 21, 2014

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Date Filed # Docket Text
01/17/2014 6024 ERRATA (3 REPLACEMENT EXHIBITS) filed by Defendants ALTRIA GROUP, INC., PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION, LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY, and, on Plaintiffs’ side, by AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION, AMERICANS FOR NONSMOKERS’ RIGHTS, NATIONAL […]