Tobacco Firms Seek Recusal Of Judge In Labeling Suit Against FDA

Mealey's (November 13, 2015, 2:23 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Nov. 10, a group of tobacco companies moved for recusal of the District of Columbia federal judge assigned to their lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug and Administration over disputed marketing regulations, asserting that the judge’s former tenure as partner in a law firm that provided counsel in an FDA-related campaign made recusal necessary (Philip Morris USA Inc., et al. v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, No. 1:15-cv-01590, D. D.C.).

(Motion for recusal available. Document #04-151118-010M.)

The plaintiffs bring their recusal...
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