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Court Grants Cigar Industry More Time to Respond to FDA’s Appeal of Premium Cigar Lawsuit (Update)

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.

Appeal Filed in FDA Premium Cigar Lawsuit

Today, the attorneys representing the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) submitted a brief in their appeal of the decision in Cigar Association of America…

Court Unveils Schedule for FDA Premium Cigar Lawsuit Appeal

The Department of Justice will have to file its brief by Jan. 16, 2024.

House Resolution Introduced to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation

The resolution would define a premium cigar and declare it to be separate from other tobacco products.

FDA Informs Premium Cigar Companies of Updated User Fee Process Following Lawsuit

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.

FDA Extends Comment Period for Tobacco Manufacturing Standards Proposal

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.

17 Questions: The Premium Cigar Industry Won the FDA Lawsuit

Nearly 5,000 words on what yesterday’s major legal victory means for the premium cigar industry.

Premium Cigar Industry Beats FDA in Court, Regulations Vacated

After seven years of litigation, the premium cigar industry has won.

Cigar Groups Ask Court to Vacate Deeming Rule for Premium Cigars

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.”

Senators Reintroducing Bill to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is once again introducing a bill that would exempt premium and traditional cigars from FDA regulation.