The legal issue in this case is whether an amendment to state law that is not a general law for purposes of home-rule analysis, and that purports to preempt the home rule authority of Ohio cities to address serious public health problems such as food-based health disparities, violates the Ohio constitution’s home rule amendment and one-subject rule.
The FDA’s Graphic Warning Rule is struck down as unconstitutional under the First Amendment.
After the landmark decision holding major tobacco companies liable for violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), the tobacco industry attempted to vacate the remedies imposed by the court.
The legal issue in this case is whether the Ohio Department of Health’s enforcement of Ohio’s Smoke Free Workplace Act violates separation of power principles, impedes property rights, and is a proper use of police powers, and whether the Court of Appeals was correct in ruling that it was improper for the appellants to use a declaratory judgment action in their counter-claims to collaterally attack the ten final orders finding violations.
NYC’s point-of-sale cigarette graphic warning requirement is struck down as preempted by the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act (FCLAA).
The legal issue in this case is whether a private lawsuit alleging a consumer protection law violation by a tobacco manufacturer should be dismissed for lack of public benefit.
Gate City Billiards Country Club v. Guilford County Department of Public Health, 724 S.E.2d 70 (N.C. Ct. of Appeals (2010)
The legal issue in this case is whether the private club exemption in North Carolina’s statewide smoke-free legislation violates the Equal Protection Clause under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Sottera Inc. v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration/Smoking Everywhere, Inc. v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2009)
The FDA can only regulate e-cigarettes as a tobacco product, unless a product is specifically being marketed as a cessation device.
The legal issue in this case is whether a city and county ordinance prohibiting the sale of tobacco products in stand-alone pharmacies is valid.
The legal issue in this case is whether a state court has inherent authority over its own procedural rules.
The issue in this case is the tension between free trade and public health which, in the case of tobacco sales, is undermined by free trade.
The legal issue in this case is whether tobacco companies can be sued under state law for deceptive advertising of “light” cigarettes or whether federal law prohibits such lawsuits.
The legal issue in this case is whether state or federal law expressly or impliedly preempted a local smoke-free ordinance.
The legal issue in this case is whether civil racketeering claims of consumers of “light” cigarettes can serve as a basis for a nationwide class action lawsuit of “light” cigarette smokers.
The legal issue in this case is whether implementation language in a local smoke-free ordinance was unconstitutionally vague.
The legal issue in this case is whether a state was federally preempted from regulating the interstate sale of tobacco products via the Internet.
The legal issue in this case is whether a jury’s punitive damages award in a tobacco class action lawsuit was valid, when a ruling vacating the award relied on tobacco settlement agreements that barred their use in private lawsuits.
The legal issue in this case is whether Philip Morris was federally authorized and thus immune from liability for deceptively advertising and selling its “light” cigarettes.
The legal issue in this case is whether an anti-tobacco advertising campaign vilified a tobacco company in violation of the terms of the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.
People of the State of California, ex rel. Bill Lockyer v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Co., 124 P.3d 408 (Cal. 2005)
The legal issue in this case is whether distributing free cigarette samples in a private booth on public grounds violated a California statute, whether federal law preempted the statute, and whether a fine against the tobacco company of almost $15 million was reasonable.