Early Appeal Bid Nixed In R.J. Reynolds Patent Suit

Law360, New York (April 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Star Scientific Inc. was denied a motion Friday that would have expedited its appeal of the court’s decision to grant R.J. Reynolds summary judgment in a closely watched patent suit.

In a three-page memorandum and order dated March 30, Judge Marvin J. Garbis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland wrote that the court was sympathetic to the parties’ desire to resolve the case, filed in May 2001, but denied Star’s certification motion. If granted, Star’s certification motion would have allowed the Virginia-based...
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