Big Tobacco Wants Quicker Appeal In Graphic Label Suit

Law360, New York (December 12, 2011, 10:18 PM EST) -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and other cigarette makers on Monday pushed a federal judge to make a quick ruling in their lawsuit to block graphic warning labels on cigarette packages, saying that a ruling on the merits could speed the case toward the U.S. Supreme Court.

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...
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