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DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al May 12-May 14, 2015

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Date Filed # Docket Text
05/12/2015 MINUTE ORDER: A Motions Hearing is hereby set in this case for May 19, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. Signed by Judge Gladys Kessler on 5/12/15. (CL, ) (Entered: 05/12/2015)
05/12/2015 Set/Reset Hearings: Motion Hearing set for 5/19/2015 10:30 AM in Courtroom 26A before Judge Gladys Kessler. (CL, ) (Entered: 05/12/2015)
05/14/2015 6144 NOTICE of Appearance […]

6143 - STATEMENT OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR AN ORDER AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF CERTAIN CIGARETTE BRANDS AND BUSINESSES TO ITG BRANDS, LLC 4/30/15

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
This Court’s Final Judgment and Remedial Order, Order #1015, allows a defendant to transfer cigarette brands and businesses to a non-defendant when the entity acquiring the assets “submits itself to the jurisdiction of the Court” and “applies for and obtains” an order from the Court “subjecting it to the provisions” of […]

6142 - UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR AN ORDER AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF CERTAIN CIGARETTE BRANDS AND BUSINESSES TO ITG BRANDS, LLC 4/30/15

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The PDF is Here
EXCERPT:
Three affiliated entities engaged in U.S. cigarette operations, ITG Brands, LLC (“ITG Brands”), Commonwealth Brands, Inc. (“Commonwealth”), and Commonwealth-Altadis, Inc. (“Commonwealth-Altadis”) (collectively the “(Proposed) Post-Judgment Parties Regarding Remedies”), respectfully ask this Court to make them parties to this litigation for the sole and limited purpose of submitting to this Court’s jurisdiction […]

DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Apr 6-May 10, 2015

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Date Filed # Docket Text
04/06/2015 Set/Reset Deadlines: Motion to compel production of Lorillard documents removed from the Minnesota depository due by 4/22/2015. (zmm, ) (Entered: 04/06/2015)
04/07/2015 6141 NOTICE of Transaction by LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY, R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY (Francisco, Noel) (Entered: 04/07/2015)
04/30/2015 6142 Unopposed MOTION for Order Authorizing Transfer of Certain Cigarette Brands and Businesses to ITG Brands, LLC, […]

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:

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 […]

Orphan in the storm

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Imagine you’re in a strange, rough country. You see a boy being beaten unmercifully in the street by an older boy who is shouting, “Thief! Cheat! Liar!”
Thank goodness, you see 3 cops come to break it up. But the cops take the older boy’s word, and start hitting the child too, yelling, “You thief! […]