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Judge's Jurisdiction Over Tobacco Racketeering Case Affirmed By D.C. Circuit
Posted on 27 Jul 2012 by Michael Lefkowitz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal judge's continued jurisdiction over a 13-year-old racketeering case against Big Tobacco stemming from the companies' concealment of the risks of tobacco use was affirmed July 27 by the District... Read More

FDA Announces Ban On Chinese Company’s ‘Bidi’ Type Cigarettes
Posted on 21 Feb 2014 by Michael Lefkowitz

ROCKVILLE, Md. — (Mealey’s) For what it says is the first time since the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act became law in 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Feb. 21 ordered an end to the sale in the United States... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Big Tobacco Loses Appeal in Racketeering Case
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 by Troutman Sanders

A federal appellate court recently rejected the tobacco industry's argument that restrictions imposed as part of a 2006 judgment should be set aside because Congress, in 2009, passed a law that imposed other restrictions on the industry and gave the... Read More

Tobacco Firms Sue FDA Over New Graphic Warnings
Posted on 18 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. - (AP) Four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies sued the federal government Tuesday over new graphic cigarette labels that include the sewn-up corpse of a smoker and a picture of diseased lungs, saying the warnings violate their... Read More