Archive for the 'Notes' Category

Judge Kessler Drops Out of DOJ Case

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The PDF is Here
The above-entitled case was reassigned on 8/29/2017 from Judge Gladys Kessler to Judge Paul L. Friedman by direction of the Calendar Committee.
(Case Transferred by Consent)

DOCKET for USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al., Jul 11-25, 2017

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

07/11/2017 6211 Joint STATUS REPORT Regarding Corrective Statements by ALTRIA GROUP, INC., PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Agneshwar, Anand) (Entered: 07/11/2017)
07/25/2017 6212 ORDER #68-Remand: It is ordered that the parties shall apply their best efforts, by August 11, 2017, to submit an agreed upon (Proposed) Second Superseding Consent Order, or […]

USA v. Philip Morris, et. al. Appeal: MANDATE, Jun 20, 2017

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

The PDF is Here
In accordance with the judgment of April 25, 2017, and pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 41, this constitutes the formal mandate of this court.

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.
The PDF is here.
Full text of the order:

Carvin’s Charges

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

I’ll have to post a precis of the argument in chunks. For now, I’ll try to quickly recap some of the industry’s position, as expressed by Michael Carvin in the first 1/2 hour of argument. This is by no means a complete recap of the issues. Yet, the wire services just don’t have room for […]