R.J. Reynolds Seeks Permanent Ban On Graphic FDA Labels

Law360, Washington (February 1, 2012, 4:55 PM EST) -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and other tobacco companies asked a Washington federal court Wednesday to make permanent an injunction it granted halting the rollout of graphic warning labels on cigarette packages, with an impending appeal to the D.C. Circuit in mind.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon granted the tobacco makers a temporary victory Nov. 7, issuing a preliminary injunction that blocked the the federal government from rolling out new, graphic cigarette warning labels that include images of a cadaver, a woman weeping and the phrase “Smoking...
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