CEI v DOT: ORDER: Schedule, Feb 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 9:35 pm by Gene Borio

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O R D E R

It is ORDERED, on the court’s own motion, that this case be scheduled for oral argument on April 10, 2017, at 9:30 A.M. The composition of the argument panel will usually be revealed thirty days prior to the date of oral argument on the court’s web site at www.cadc.uscourts.gov.

The time and date of oral argument will not change absent further order of the Court.

A separate order will be issued regarding the allocation of time for argument.

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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. Appeal: COURTROOM MINUTES OF ORAL ARGUMENT, Feb 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 9:29 pm by Gene Borio

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PROCLAMATION BEING MADE, the Court opened on February 14, 2017 at 9:41 a.m. The cause was heard as case No. 1 of 3 and argued before the Court by:

Michael A. Carvin, counsel for Appellant Philip Morris USA, Inc.

Melissa N. Patterson (DOJ), counsel for Appellee USA.

Eric R. Glitzenstein, counsel for Appellees Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund, et al.

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DOCKET for FORSYTH v MPAA, Jan 30-Feb 15, 2017

February 7, 2017 10:54 pm by Gene Borio

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02/14/2017 77 CLERK’S NOTICE RESETTING THE TIME ON MOTION HEARING as to 66 MOTION for Attorney Fees . Motion Hearing set for 3/23/2017 at 02:30 PM in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. Richard Seeborg. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (clS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/14/2017) (Entered: 02/14/2017)

02/15/2017 78 USCA ORDER AND MANDATE as to 70 Notice of Appeal, filed by Timothy Forsyth. (gbaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/15/2017) (Entered: 02/15/2017)

02/15/2017 79 CLERK’S Letter Spreading Mandate to Counsel. (gbaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/15/2017) (Entered: 02/15/2017)

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DOCKET for USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. Appeal #: 16-5127

February 7, 2017 10:50 pm by Gene Borio

EXCERPT:

02/07/2017 FORM 72 submitted by arguing attorney, Michael A. Carvin, on behalf of Appellants Altria Group, Inc., Commonwealth Brands Incorporated, Commonwealth-Altadis, Inc., ITG Brands, LLC, Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in 16-5101 (For Internal Use Only: Form is restricted to protect counsel’s personal contact information). [16-5101, 16-5127] (Mandell, Jeffrey)

02/07/2017 FORM 72 submitted by arguing attorney, Melissa N. Patterson, on behalf of Appellee USA in 16-5101, 16-5127 (For Internal Use Only: Form is restricted to protect counsel’s personal contact information). [16-5101, 16-5127] (Patterson, Melissa)

02/07/2017 FORM 72 submitted by arguing attorney, Eric R. Glitzenstein, on behalf of Appellees American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans For Nonsmokers’ Rights, National African American Tobacco Prevention Network and Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund in 16-5101, 16-5127 (For Internal Use Only: Form is restricted to protect counsel’s personal contact information). [16-5101, 16-5127] (Glitzenstein, Eric)

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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. Appeal: ORDER for Oral Argument, Feb 6, 2017

February 6, 2017 8:31 pm by Gene Borio

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It is ORDERED, on the court’s own motion, that the following times are allotted for the oral argument of this case scheduled for February 14, 2017, at 9:30 A.M.:

Appellant Philip Morris USA, Inc. -10 Minutes

Appellees -10 Minutes (to be divided among appellees as they see fit)

One counsel per side to argue. The panel considering this case will consist of CircuitJudge Brown, and Senior Circuit Judges Sentelle and Randolph.

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ORDER #66-Remand explaining why the Status Conference set for January 31, 2017, was cancelled

January 31, 2017 6:35 pm by Gene Borio

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EXCERPT:

On January 3, 2017, the Court Ordered counsel to appear on this date for a Status Conference since the Court of Appeals had issued the Mandate on a Motion on which it had recently ruled. As counsel know, there are two more Appeals pending before the Court of Appeals, in which oral arguments have been scheduled for February 14, 2017. After reading the briefs, the Court concluded that the holding of a Status Conference would not be worthwhile and should await the Court of Appeals’ ruling in the Appeals now before it.

The Court hopes that the Parties were not inconvenienced by this change.

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DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al, Jan 17-Jan 31, 2017

January 30, 2017 6:46 pm by Gene Borio

Date Filed # Docket Text

01/17/2017 6203 MEMORANDUM re 6201 Order, by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Crane-Hirsch, Daniel) (Entered: 01/17/2017)

01/17/2017 6204 MEMORANDUM re 6201 Order, by TOBACCO-FREE KIDS ACTION FUND. (Meyer, Katherine) (Entered: 01/17/2017)

01/18/2017 6205 NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY. Attorney Noel John Francisco terminated. (Mandell, Jeffrey) (Entered: 01/18/2017)

01/30/2017 MINUTE ORDER: The time for the Status Conference on January 31, 2017, is hereby changed to 11:00 a.m. Signed by Judge Gladys Kessler on 1/3016. (CL) (Entered: 01/30/2017)

01/30/2017 Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 1/31/2016 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 26A before Judge Gladys Kessler. (CL) (Entered: 01/30/2017)

01/31/2017 MINUTE ORDER: The Status Conference set for January 31, 2017, is hereby CANCELLED. Signed by Judge Gladys Kessler on 1/31/17. (CL) (Entered: 01/31/2017)

01/31/2017 6206 ORDER #66-Remand explaining why the Status Conference set for January 31, 2017, was cancelled. Signed by Judge Gladys Kessler on 1/31/17. (CL) (Entered: 01/31/2017)

DOCKET for FORSYTH v MPAA, Dec 29, 2016-Jan 23, 2017

January 23, 2017 7:17 pm by Gene Borio

EXCERPT:

01/23/2017 72 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER re National Association of Theatre Owners’ Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Hearing Date for Motion for Attorneys’ Fees filed by Timothy Forsyth.

01/23/2017 73 STIPULATION AND ORDER re National Association of Theatre Owners’ Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Hearing Date for Motion for Attorneys’ Fees. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 1/23/17.

01/23/2017 Set/Reset Deadlines as to 66 MOTION for Attorney Fees . Motion Hearing set for 3/9/2017 01:30 PM in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. Richard Seeborg.

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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al.: PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENORS’ MEMORANDUM OF POSITION AS REQUIRED BY ORDER #65-REMAND, Jan 17, 2017

January 17, 2017 7:34 pm by Gene Borio

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EXCERPT:

Particularly in light of the Tobacco Industry’s recent acknowledgement to this Court that, as a result of the D.C. Circuit’s November 1, 2016 ruling on the relevant issue, “it is now clear that Defendant R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is required to publish three sets of corrective statements on television – one on behalf of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, one on behalf of itself, and one on behalf of Lorillard Tobacco Company,” Docket Entry 6202, it is the Public Health Intervenors’ position that there are no outstanding issues with regard to this particular matter that this Court needs to decide.

The only remaining issues in this case are the Tobacco Companies’ most recent challenge to the preamble language, currently pending before the D.C. Circuit and scheduled for oral argument on February 14, 2017, and the point-of-sale issue pending before this Court.

. . .

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Katherine A. Meyer

(D.C. Bar No. 244301)

Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks, LLP

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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al.: UNITED STATES’ MEMORANDUM IN RESPONSE TO ORDER #65-REMAND, Jan 17, 2017

January 17, 2017 7:28 pm by Gene Borio

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This Court directed the parties to submit their positions by January 17, 2017, and set a status conference for January 31, 2017. . .

The United States agrees with the tobacco companies’ explanation about why the Court of Appeals’ recent decision raises no issues for this Court or the parties to address at the January 31 status conference.

But contrary to the tobacco companies’ suggestion that the status conference be canceled, the United States respectfully suggests that the opportunity be used to address the portion of the D.C. Circuit’s earlier remand, from the merits appeal, concerning the point-of-sale media channel for disseminating the corrective statements.

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