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Tobacco Companies Want Judge to Recuse Over Law Firm Ties

The tobacco companies first hinted that they might have a problem with Mehta’s assignment last month, when they filed a rare “notice of informational request” with the court. They asked the judge to explain Zuckerman’s relationship with the Campaign for
National Law Journal
added Nov 13, 2015 13:32

Tobacco Companies Want Judge to Recuse Over Law Firm Ties

Lawyers for six U.S. tobacco companies challenging the FDA’s regulation of product labels asked U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta this week to step down from the case. Their concern: Mehta’s former law firm, Zuckerman Spaeder, worked for anti-tobacco groups
National Law Journal
added Nov 13, 2015 02:26

Cig Label Fight Shows Growing Pains In New FDA Oversight ($$)

Experts say the agency's move to advance the new requirements in the form of a quick guidance — and the industry's prompt lawsuit — show the regulator and the regulated trying to gauge how far they can push each other in this early phase of federal overs
added Jun 6, 2015 12:14

Supreme Court denies cert in cigarette labeling case

The Supreme Court’s cert denial may leave the 6th Circuit decision intact, but because the FDA has indicated that it plans to engage in new rulemaking, the tobacco companies have effectively avoided compliance with the stringent new rules.
Lexology (uk)
added May 10, 2013 09:58

Editorial: Best road to fewer smokers? See that kids don't start

The public's safety trumps some whackjob's notion of free expression. ... If tobacco companies are allowed to sponsor sporting events, concerts and the like, their message will be getting through to kids. Keeping those positive messages away from kids --
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Apr 30, 2013 14:58

[District of Columbia] Memo: The Filibuster of Caitlin Halligan and the Future of the Courts

* Last year, a three-member panel of the D.C. Circuit led by Judge Rogers Brown , ruled that requiring graphic, factually accurate warning labels on cigarette packages violates the First Amendment rights of tobacco companies.
People For the American Way
added Mar 23, 2013 08:22

[Massachusetts] Dennis opts out of tobacco stings on businesses

So how do Dennis officials determine if local retailers are selling cigarettes or other tobacco to minors? They don't, unless the Food and Drug Administration performs a random check. Even then, violations may lead nowhere.
Cape Cod (MA) Times
added Feb 7, 2013 08:43

Draftfcb taps Fleishman for $115m anti-tobacco effort ($$)

Draftfcb and Fleishman-Hillard, the agency team behind the long-running “Above the Influence” campaign, are teaming up again to launch a tobacco-cessation outreach initiative targeting teenagers.
PR Week US
added Feb 3, 2013 12:01

Tobacco Groups Win Challenge to FDA Cigarette Label Rule

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington today ruled that Food and Drug Administration regulations mandating visual-image warnings of smoking’s health risks, along with the telephone number 1-800-QUIT-NOW, are “unabashed attempts to evo
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Aug 24, 2012 14:45

D.C. Circuit rules against graphic tobacco labels

A federal appeals court has ruled cigarette companies do not have to display graphic images of diseased lungs and a cadaver with chest staples on their packaging.
Legal NewsLine
added Aug 24, 2012 14:41
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