Deeming Lawsuit

Five Things: What Today’s Federal Appeals Court Loss Means for Cigars

Today, the cigar industry suffered a resounding defeat at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. It’s the latest ruling in Cigar…

Federal Appeals Court Sharply Rejects Cigar Industry’s Appeal in FDA Lawsuit

The three cigar industry trade groups have lost their most recent appeal in the ongoing lawsuit over FDA’s deeming regulations. The decision was unanimous and…

Cigar Groups, FDA Meet Again in Federal Appeals Court

Earlier this morning, the two sides of a cigar industry lawsuit against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) met once again, this time in…

Cigar Industry Asks Court to Throw Out FDA Regulations for Premium Cigars

Once again, the cigar industry has asked a federal court to vacate the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations against “premium” cigars. Last…

Court Declines to Throw Out Substantial Equivalence Requirements for Premium Cigars

Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a long shot legal argument that sought to have FDA’s substantial equivalence requirements for…

Cigar Groups Ask Court to Invalidate FDA Cigar Regulations

The cigar industry is once again asking a federal court to throw out FDA’s regulations of cigars. In fact, the plaintiffs in the lawsuit are…

Court Denies Injunction Seeking to Delay FDA Substantial Equivalence Deadline Pending Appeal

An appeal filed by the Cigar Association of America (CAA) to suspend enforcement of certain upcoming FDA deadlines pending an appeal has been denied. Judge…

Cigar Association of America Begins Appeal of FDA Substantial Equivalence Ruling

As expected, the Cigar Association of America (CAA) has formally begun the appeals process over last week’s ruling regarding the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s…

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…