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10 Thoughts: FDA’s Substantial Equivalence Requirements Delayed for Premium Cigars

Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s premarket approval deadline of Sept. 9, 2020…

Court Delays FDA Product Approval Requirements for Premium Cigars Indefinitely

The FDA’s ability to require premium cigar companies to seek product approval for its cigars has been delayed indefinitely by a federal court. Judge Amit…

Judge Critical of FDA’s Deferment Plan for Premium Cigars

Barring an immediate ruling in its favor, the cigar industry could not have had a much better day in court than the one it had…

Cigar Industry, FDA Due Back in D.C. Court Tomorrow

The cigar industry and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration will meet in virtual federal court tomorrow afternoon to discuss FDA’s plans to defer premium…

Cigar Industry, FDA Meet in Court Ahead of September Substantial Equivalence Deadline

Attorneys for the cigar industry and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) were back in federal court to present arguments about whether part or…

Eight Cigar Companies & Two Cigar Trade Groups Seek Indefinite Delay of FDA Substantial Equivalence Due to Coronavirus

A new motion has been filed in one of the lawsuits related to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of cigars, this time…

Court Rules FDA Cigar Warning Labels are Illegal

Warning labels will not be coming to premium cigars. Earlier today, U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ruled in favor of the premium cigar…

Graded: Ten Questions for 2019

It’s in the mid-50s, the skies are gray and the space heater is fired up on the balcony, which means only one thing: it’s time…

Federal Appeals Court Hears FDA Cigar Warning Label Lawsuit

Earlier today, the cigar industry’s lawsuit over FDA regulations entered a new courtroom. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard…

Cigar Industry Files Amended FDA Lawsuit Complaint

Three cigar trade groups have filed an updated complaint in their lawsuit against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations and their impacts…

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…