Cigar Maker Sues FDA Over New Tobacco Regulations

Mealey's (June 1, 2016, 1:38 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Virginia tobacco company that has produced and sold “Black & Mild” cigars and pipe tobacco for the past 40 years sued the Food and Drug Administration on May 26, claiming that its rights were violated because a new FDA rule forbids the company from branding its tobacco product as “mild” (John Middleton Co. LLC v. U.S. Food And Drug Administration, et al, No. 1:16-cv-996, D. D.C.).

(Complaint available. Document #04-160615-002C.)

The John Middleton Co. LLC filed suit in the U.S. District Court...
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