Altria Unit Wants To Halt NYC Flavored Tobacco Ban

Law360, New York (January 27, 2010, 1:04 PM EST) -- U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Manufacturing Co. LLC, an Altria Group Inc. subsidiary that makes chewing tobacco, has asked a federal judge for a preliminary injunction that would prevent New York City from enforcing a ban on nearly all flavored tobacco products.

U.S. Smokeless filed its motion Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, arguing it would suffer irreparable harm without an injunction by losing market share and complying with what it says is an unconstitutional ordinance.

The company, which makes Copenhagen,...
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