Category — Lawsuits/Court Decisions
Members of the Troutman Sanders Tobacco practice will attend the 81st International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association Annual Convention & International Trade from July 13-17 in Las Vegas, NV. Our Troutman Sanders’ Tobacco practice believes it is vital, as tobacco lawyers, to stay connected with the companies and experts of the industry as well as to stay up-to-date on the issues and concerns coming directly from the people in the tobacco industry. With that said, we value the unique opportunity to attend the IPCPR show in an effort to provide your business with the best legal advice possible.
If you plan to attend the show, we will be present at the Smokeshop Magazine booth and we look forward to seeing you there.
If you are unable to attend, we will provide a takeaway blog entry next week on our Tobacco Law Blog.
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July 11, 2013 Comments Off
Star Scientific and R. J. Reynolds have settled their long-running litigation over Star’s patents covering a curing process that prevents the formation of some cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco. The settlement leaves in place a federal appeals court decision that Star’s patents are not invalid and so removes a potential cloud over the validity of the patents. Star thus can now seek to enforce the patent against other tobacco manufacturers whom it believes are using its patented curing process. [Read more →]
October 2, 2012 Comments Off
Troutman Sanders Tobacco practice partner Bryan Haynes was quoted in a recent article in Law360 regarding the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision rejecting FDA’s graphic warning label requirements. The article can be found here or by request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 3, 2012 Comments Off
Appeals Court Ruling on Cigarette Graphic Warnings Sets Up Potential Challenge before US Supreme Court
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today struck down the FDA graphic warning label requirement, which sets up a potential challenge before the US Supreme Court on this subject. This result is opposite to an earlier ruling from another circuit, thus providing an opening for further appeal to the US Supreme Court. [Read more →]
August 24, 2012 Comments Off
Earlier this month, a federal court in the District of Columbia allowed a lawsuit, filed by Lorillard Tobacco and R.J. Reynolds and challenging the composition of FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC), to proceed. [Read more →]
August 19, 2012 Comments Off
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 Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) the primary authority to regulate tobacco products. [Read more →]
July 31, 2012 Comments Off
Manufacturers and Retailers Challenge Haverstraw, New York’s Ordinance Banning Displays of Tobacco Products and Pricing Information in Retail Outlets
On June 26, 2012, the New York Association of Convenience Stores and major tobacco manufacturers, including Phillip Morris, R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard, filed suit against the Village of Haverstraw, New York in federal district court regarding the Village’s recent ordinance banning the display of tobacco products and pricing information in retail outlets. [Read more →]
July 30, 2012 Comments Off
The concept of electronic cigarettes is not new. Likewise, the idea of obtaining a patent on e-cigarettes is not new – Herbert A. Gilbert obtained a patent on an electronic cigarette in 1963. But the popularity of e-cigarettes has grown significantly over the past decade, as has the importance of obtaining patent protection for a business’s intellectual property. [Read more →]
July 11, 2012 Comments Off
The State of New York is appealing a court order requiring it to return native-made cigarettes seized by the State. In the meantime, the State has declined to return the cigarettes that are the subject of the order. [Read more →]
July 8, 2012 Comments Off
Last year, we reported that National Tobacco Company (“NTC”), the nation’s fourth-largest producer of roll-your-own tobacco products, had filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia challenging the constitutionality of the city’s ban on cigar wrappers. In the lawsuit, NTC sought a preliminary injunction to stop enforcement of the law. [Read more →]
July 8, 2012 Comments Off