Like the noxious vapors left behind by a passing smoker, the litigation between R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and 3,500 of its current and former employees has lingered longer than anyone would have liked. But the protracted dispute might finally be close ...Read More »
Tobaccoville USA, Inc. v. United States Department of the Treasury (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-050-16, 10 pp.) (R. Bryan Harwell, J.) 4:16-cv-00424; D.S.C. Holding: In an ongoing administrative proceeding, plaintiff contests defendant Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s (TTB’s) contemplated ...
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government is asking a federal appeals court to rehear a challenge to a Food and Drug Administration requirement that tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people.Read More »
In between hours of oral argument over the federal health care legislation, the justices took the time to deny certiorari in the first of the Florida tobacco suits to reach the U.S. Supreme Court. Florida’s individual tobacco suits, known as the Engle litigation, involve separate trials held to determine if a plaintiff was addicted to cigarettes and whether that addiction caused his or her injury.Read More »