Attorneys representing the cigar industry have asked the court to let them have until April 1, 2024 to respond to the government’s appeal. The government is opposed, allegedly interested in having oral arguments heard on the appeal in May.
The Department of Justice will have to file its brief by Jan. 16, 2024.
The resolution would define a premium cigar and declare it to be separate from other tobacco products.
The effects of last month’s ruling in Cigar Association of America et al. v. United States Food and Drug Administration et al. are beginning to shape.
You now have 30 more days to submit comments regarding FDA’s proposed new rules for factories that produce tobacco products. Despite the premium cigar industry’s court victory earlier this month, many cigar companies will likely need to comply with these rules.
Nearly 5,000 words on what yesterday’s major legal victory means for the premium cigar industry.
After seven years of litigation, the premium cigar industry has won.
The plaintiffs cited FDA’s March announcement about potential rules for cigar factories as well as recent court decisions as reasons why the deeming regulations should be vacated for “premium cigars.”
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is once again introducing a bill that would exempt premium and traditional cigars from FDA regulation.