Cigar Association of America et al. v. United States Food and Drug Administration et al.

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…

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…

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…

Ten Questions for 2019

A belated welcome to 2019. As is the tradition at halfwheel—and actually before this website started—each year I ask 10 questions that will face the cigar…

Graded: Ten Questions for 2018

With 2018 counting down its final days, it’s time to take a look back at an article that is an annual tradition on halfwheel, Ten…

Court Filing: Cigar Industry Asks FDA to Delay HPHC Testing Deadline

For those wondering the status of the cigar industry’s lawsuit against FDA, not much has happened since the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) agreed…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….