Archive for the 'Legal Issues & Updates'

Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Partner to Moderate Panel at ABA Fall Council Meeting

Bryan Haynes, Troutman Sanders tobacco practice partner, will be attending the 2014 American Bar Association Section of State & Local Government Fall Council Meeting from October 9-12 in Denver,...
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Class Action Suit Filed Against E-Cigarette Importer

A California consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Fumizer, LLC alleging the company made false claims that their e-cigarettes can aid smokers in quitting cigarettes, while neglecting to...
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DC Increases Tobacco Tax But Exempts E-Cigarettes

The District of Columbia Mayor recently approved a proposal to increase the tobacco products tax, although the new law exempts e-cigarettes from the tax. Read more

FDA Announces E-Cigarette Workshop

In a notice to be published September 17th in the Federal Register, the FDA Center for Tobacco Products announced that it will conduct a public workshop to discuss e-cigarettes, including product...
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Utah Regulators Take Enforcement Action Against Three E-Cigarette Companies

The Utah Department of Commerce recently announced enforcement action against three e-cigarette companies for alleged violations of state consumer protection laws.  A copy of the Department’s...
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The Vapor IP Wars: Beyond Patents

While patent litigation in the e-cigarette industry has garnered significant attention, the growing number of companies and brands competing in this market raises a host of issues with other types of...
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Lawsuit Challenges USDA’s Failure to Collect Tobacco Buy-Out Assessments from Tribal Manufacturers

On August 14, 2014, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (“RJR”) and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc. (“Santa Fe”) sued the United States Department of Agriculture (the “USDA”), among...
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