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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. DOCKET 4/18/2018-4/25/2018

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Date Filed # Docket Text
04/23/2018 MINUTE ORDER: The status conference currently scheduled for April 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. is rescheduled to 11:00 a.m. the same day. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on April 23, 2018. (MA) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
04/24/2018 6256 TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS before Judge Paul L. Friedman held on April 17, 2018; Page Numbers: 1-18. Date […]

USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. DOCKET 03/28-4/17/2018

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Date Filed
#
Docket Text
03/28/2018
6254 
MOTION for Partial Payment by ROBERT COTNER; “Let this be filed” signed 3/28/18 by Judge Paul L. Friedman (td) (Entered: 04/02/2018)
04/03/2018
 
MINUTE ORDER denying Robert Cotner’s motion 6254 for partial payment upon consideration of the entire record in this case. Mr. Cotner’s inclusion on the docket as an “interested party” does not make him a plaintiff […]

USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. #6247: PLAINTIFFS’ OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ AND REMEDIES PARTIES’ MOTION FOR REFERRAL TO THE SPECIAL MASTER FOR MEDIATION

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
To be sure, Plaintiffs have spent half a year seeking to accommodate the tobacco companies’ asserted desire for certainty. But, contrary to the companies’ efforts to turn Plaintiffs’ accommodation against them, Plaintiffs’ willingness to provide feedback and opine upon mockup design proposals has not somehow made Order #64-Remand unenforceable.
The tobacco companies […]

USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. #6227: ORDER #[72] -Remand: SECOND SUPERSEDING CONSENT ORDER IMPLEMENTING THE CORRECTIVE STATEMENTS

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
The corrective statements remedy under Order #1015…is hereby MODIFIED as set forth below:
PART 1: REVISED TEXT FOR CORRECTIVE STATEMENTS
As required by the Court of Appeals in United States v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., 80I F.3d 250… and the memorandum opinions accompanying Order #62-Remand and Order #67- Remand, the text of […]

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
EXCERPT:
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

BACKGROUND:
On Sept. 21, 2011, oral argument was held in the United States District Court in Washington on RJR, et.al.’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.
The PDF is here.
Full text of the order: