Tobacco Cos. Lose Bid To Block Labeling Law

Law360, New York (November 5, 2009, 3:46 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Thursday denied several major tobacco companies' request to freeze implementation of a newly enacted measure that would ban the sale of any “modified risk tobacco product” — including cigarettes labeled “light” or “low-tar” — without prior U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval.

Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky denied the companies' request for a preliminary injunction that would keep the modified risk tobacco product provision of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco...
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