Archive for the 'Notes' Category


Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The PDF is Here
The corrective statements remedy under Order #1015…is hereby MODIFIED as set forth below:
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
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 […]

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! […]

more emerges on Bush interference with prosecution

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

This week Richard H. Carmona told a Congressional panel that when he was Surgeon General, the Bush administration repeatedly watered down or suppressed his public health efforts, including those on tobacco and secondhand smoke.
Dr. Carmona served as Surgeon General from 2002 to 2006. During that time he was invited to testify in the DoJ tobacco […]