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FDA Exits Suit On American Spirit 'Natural' Cigarette Deal

Law360 (April 13, 2018, 7:45 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has escaped a suit from a consumer who criticized an agreement allowing the maker of Natural American Spirit cigarettes to continue using the term “natural” in its branding, with a Florida federal judge ruling Friday the man lacked standing.

U.S. District Court Judge Robin L. Rosenberg said plaintiff Justin Sproule lacked standing under Article III of the Constitution, as he had failed to show he was injured by the FDA’s decision to sign an agreement with Santa Fe Natural Tobacco...
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Case Information

Case Title

Sproule v. United States Food and Drug Administration et al

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Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision


Robin L. Rosenberg

Date Filed

June 6, 2017

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