Altria Urges 2nd Circ. To Rethink NYC Flavored Tobacco Limits

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT) -- An Altria Group Inc. unit on Friday asked the Second Circuit to reconsider its challenge to a New York City law effectively prohibiting the sale of flavored smokeless tobacco, arguing that the ordinance is federally preempted and should be struck down.

Altria unit U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Manufacturing Co. LLC said the appeals court erred when it affirmed a federal judge's decision to uphold a New York City ordinance limiting the sale of flavored tobacco products to tobacco bars. Under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control...
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