18 Oct Judge Rules Against Public Health Interference in Cigar Industry Lawsuit Against FDA
The ongoing lawsuit against the FDA saw a positive step earlier this week. Judge Amit Mehta formally denied the request of six anti-smoking organizations to intervene on behalf of the defense in the suit. The request, submitted in July, would have allowed the requesting parties to take over the legal defense on behalf of the FDA. Among the organizations that filed the motion to intervene include the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and the American Cancer Society. IPCPR, along with the CRA and CAA are encouraged by this decision. We will continue to pursue a legal remedy to the onerous regulations under the Deeming Rule and ultimately bring relief to our member retailers and manufacturers.
Please direct additional questions or comments to Daniel Trope, firstname.lastname@example.org, IPCPR Director of Federal Government Affairs.