Mehta Decision Provides CRA Support on the Hill
By Cody Carden – 9/14/2023 On August 9, 2023, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta fundamentally altered the tobacco regulation landscape when he struck down all U.S. Food & Drug Administration…
CRA Celebrates Historic Victory Against FDA
August 10, 2023 Yesterday’s final decision by US District Judge Amit P. Mehta in CAA et al v FDA (plaintiffs Cigar Association of America, Cigar Rights of America, and Premium…
Federal: The premium cigar industry received good news today as Judge Amit P. Mehta issued his opinion on the lawsuit between the Food & Drug Administration and the three main cigar industry organizations. The judge sided largely in favor of the cigar groups, calling the FDA’s move to regulate premium cigars “arbitrary and capricious,” while inviting additional briefing from both sides before he issues his final judgement, which will happen after July 26.
Federal: The cigar industry was in federal court once again today as Judge Amit P. Mehta heard arguments in the lawsuit pitting the U.S. Food & Drug Administration against the Cigar Rights of America, Premium Cigar Association and the Cigar Association of America. The three cigar associations have sued the FDA, challenging the organization’s rejection of an exemption for premium cigars from the FDA’s Deeming Rule.