Case Study: RJ Reynolds V. FDA

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 7:27 PM EST) -- The Nov. 7, 2011, decision of Judge Richard J. Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia preliminarily enjoining the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s final rule requiring cigarette companies to place graphic and textual warnings on cigarette packages (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. United States Food and Drug Administration, Civil Case No. 11-1482 (D.D.C.)) confirms that regulated entities should scrutinize agency rules from the perspective of the free speech implications of the rules.

Background of the Case

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