Altria Unit Fails To Stop NYC Flavored Tobacco Ban

Law360, New York (March 23, 2010, 7:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Manufacturing Co. LLC, an Altria Group Inc. subsidiary that makes chewing tobacco, has lost its bid for a preliminary injunction that would have barred New York City from enforcing a ban on nearly all flavored tobacco products.

Judge Colleen McMahon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied the tobacco manufacturer's request for injunctive relief Monday, concluding that the company had failed to meet the “heavy burden” of demonstrating that it is likely to succeed on the...
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