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Monthly Archives: February 2016
During Fall 2015, the Civil Rights Section of IPR filed four lawsuits in federal district court; continued to litigate five other cases and successfully resolved two of them; filed three amicus briefs; represented a public interest organization in third-party discovery … Continue reading
2015-ICLI-00027 – Color Release
D.C. Circuit Rejects Tobacco Companies’ Challenge to Report Describing Problems with Menthol Cigarettes
On January 15th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned a district court grant of summary judgment for plaintiff tobacco companies Lorillard Tobacco and R.J. Reynolds in favor of the FDA and anti-tobacco co-defendants. This amounted to … Continue reading