DC Circ. Tobacco Ruling Lets Marketing Limits Go Forward

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 8:13 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit affirmed Friday that a 2009 law allowing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco companies does not wipe out court injunctions limiting the companies' marketing practices, a ruling that opens up the court-imposed restrictions to continue indefinitely, experts say.

Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. had argued to the appeals court that the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, signed by President Barack Obama in June 2009, superseded previous injunctions barring them from making...
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