The latest courtroom battle in the fight over FDA’s regulations of premium cigars will take place July 31 in Washington, D.C.
Oral arguments for the cigar industry’s request for summary judgment in its lawsuits against the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) have been scheduled for late next month. This will be only the third instance of oral arguments in either of the two cigar industry lawsuits against FDA, it will once again be held in front of district court judge Amit P. Mehta, the same judge who ruled on the main D.C. cigar lawsuit.
There are two separate cigar-related cases—the original D.C. cigar lawsuit and the Texas one—however, things are a bit more complicated than that. The appeal for the warning label component in the D.C. case is not part of what will be argued late next month, instead, that argument will head before a panel of judges in the D.C. appeals court later this year.
On July 31, Mehta will hear arguments on the other parts of the D.C. lawsuit, as well as the Texas case which has been moved to D.C.
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