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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.

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.”

Cigar Industry, FDA Brief Court Over Potential Deregulation of Premium Cigars

Yesterday, the cigar industry and the Department of Justice submitted briefs regarding the outcome of a July 2022 ruling by a federal court in Washington, D.C. If the cigar industry is successful, “premium cigars” might be deregulated.