On February 2, 2016, the Central District of California denied class certification in a claim for false advertising related to the sale of electronic cigarettes. In re NJOY, Inc. Consumer Class Action Litigation, CV 14-428, (C.D. Cal. Feb. 2, 2016). Plaintiffs, a group of consumers, brought suit under the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, California’s Unfair Competition Law, and Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, alleging that: (1) NJOY engaged in a false and misleading advertising campaign conveying the message that its electronic cigarettes are safer than traditional combustible tobacco cigarettes; and (2) NJOY omitted material information from its packaging, including both an ingredient list and the potential risks associated with certain ingredients. [Read more →]
February 5, 2016
We are pleased to announce that Bryan Haynes, Partner at Troutman Sanders LLP, will moderate a panel entitled, “E-cigarettes post deeming—an outlook for ENDS products,” on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 12:10-12:40 p.m., at the 2015 FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products conference put on by The Food and Drug Law Institute. The panelists will discuss the potential impact of the finalized deeming regulations on the spectrum of products on the market, and the public health. [Read more →]
October 14, 2015
Please join panelist Bryan Haynes of Troutman Sanders, at the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) Conference for the Planning for The Final Deeming Regulations program. The program will address the FDA’s proposed deeming regulations and how companies can begin planning for their impact. This event is scheduled for Monday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m., at the Hilton Orriengton in Chicago, Illinois.
The 2015 SFATA Conference “Revolution to Evolution: Next Steps for the Vapor Industry,” will bring together industry experts to discuss and educate attendees on a myriad of key issues such as: Getting Certified Organic; Adaptable Quality Standards in Manufacturing; Emerging Opportunities for Vape Shops; European Market Overview; Vapor Trends in the US; and Marketing and Advertising Trends in 2015 & Beyond to name a few.
May 1, 2015
Please join panelist Bryan Haynes, a partner at Troutman Sanders, at TMA’s Annual Conference for the Taxation, Relative Product Risk and the IOM/NRC on Illicit Trade program. This event is scheduled for Thursday, May 18, at 5:15 p.m., at the Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA.
The 2015 Tobacco Merchants Association (TMA) Annual Conference celebrates 100 years of industry expertise and networking. Experts from across the globe will discuss a range of important topics affecting the Tobacco industry including: Industry Adaptability & Sustainability: Combustibles vs Non-Combustibles; the role of the FDA; E-Vapor Product Standards; Evidence-based Risk Communication; and the Evolution of Tobacco Control: Traditionalists, Harm Reductionists, & End-Gamers to name a few.
April 30, 2015
Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Publishes Article on Pennsylvania’s Ongoing MSA Payment Battle in Smokeshop Magazine
An article by the Troutman Sanders Tobacco practice appears in the February issue of Smokeshop Magazine. The article, titled “Pennsylvania’s Legal Battle Over MSA Payments Keeps Twisting” discusses the ongoing battle between Pennsylvania and major tobacco manufacturers regarding disputed 2003 Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) escrow payments.
January 23, 2015
Troutman Sanders tobacco team partner Bryan Haynes was quoted in a January 2nd Law360 article titled “Product Liability Legislation and Regulation to Watch In 2015.” [Read more →]
January 22, 2015
Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Publishes Article on Vapor Product Regulatory Predictions in Vapor Digest Magazine
An article by Bryan Haynes of the Troutman Sanders Tobacco practice appears in the January issue of Vapor Digest Magazine. The article, titled “Vapor Industry Regulation – Predications for 2015” discusses the regulatory landscape that could be facing the vapor industry during the upcoming year. Aside from the FDA’s deeming regulations, which may become finalized during the coming year, Bryan speculates on the likelihood of additional regulations, primarily on a state level. [Read more →]
January 21, 2015
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and the Indiana legislature are working closely to pass legislation that would increase state regulation of electronic cigarettes and vaping products. [Read more →]
January 20, 2015
Two bills recently introduced in the New York State Assembly would regulate vapor products.
One bill, A 635, would ban the sale of e-liquid refill bottles. Another bill, A 296, would tax vapor product cartridges at 75% of the wholesale price. The products would therefore need to be sold through licensed tobacco distributors.
January 18, 2015
Parallel bills pending in the New York State Assembly and Senate (A 128 and S 1825) would ban characterizing flavors in most tobacco products. [Read more →]
January 18, 2015