Tobacco Cos. Tell DC Circ. New Health Warnings Go Too Far

Law360, Washington (February 14, 2017, 1:57 PM EST) -- Philip Morris and other tobacco giants pressured a D.C. Circuit panel on Tuesday to tone down the language of health and safety statements they were ordered to make over a decade ago about their cigarettes, arguing that the latest warnings sought by the government violate the First Amendment.

A D.C. federal judge ordered five corrective statements in 2006, but the case has ping-ponged between the lower and appellate court since, most recently with the D.C. Circuit ruling in May 2015 that the judge exceeded the bounds...
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USA v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al


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16-5101

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Appellate - DC Circuit

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2890 Other Statutory Actions

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April 28, 2016

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