Amit P. Mehta

FDA, Cigar Industry Due Back in Court in October

The cigar industry is due back in court, two courts actually, in October to continue its legal fight against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration...
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Cigar Trade Groups Appeal Court Decision to Throw Out FDA Substantial Equivalence Delay

Earlier today, attorneys for three cigar trade groups and three Texas-based cigar businesses filed a motion to throw out a May court decision that would...
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Oral Arguments for D.C. Lawsuit Scheduled for July 31

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...
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Cigar Industry Files Appeal in D.C. FDA Lawsuit

As expected, the cigar industry has filed an appeal in the central lawsuit over FDA’s regulation of premium cigars. Earlier this week, attorneys for the Cigar...
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Formal Request for FDA HPHC Testing Delay Expected This Month

Last week, the two sides of the main lawsuit over the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) cigar regulations gave a status update on where...
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FDA Cigar Lawsuit Delayed Due to Government Shutdown

Anyone hoping for updates in the lawsuit involving three cigar trade groups and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will have to wait until...
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FDA Cigar Warning Labels Delayed by Washington D.C. Court

Cigar companies will not have to place warning labels on boxes beginning Aug. 10, 2018. U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ruled that requirements...
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Texas FDA Cigar Lawsuit Moved to D.C.

The Texas-based lawsuit over the FDA’s regulation of premium cigars will not be in Texas any longer. Yesterday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly Priest Johnson reversed her...
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Cigar Groups Appeal D.C. Court Ruling, Seek Delay of FDA Warning Labels

Last week, attorneys from three cigar trade groups filed a motion seeking to delay the implementation of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) warning...
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Seven Things: What’s Next for Cigar Regulation After the D.C. Court Ruling

Today, arguably the cigar industry’s best hope for a reversal of FDA regulations went up in smoke. U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ruled...
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D.C. Court Rules in Favor of FDA in Cigar Regulation Lawsuit

The cigar industry has lost in a major court battle involving FDA regulations. U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ruled in favor the U.S....
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