Judge Mehta's Decision

For the better part of a decade, CRA and our allies have been fighting the FDA's regulation of premium cigars in Federal Court. On August 9, 2023 Judge Mehta ruled in our favor, vacating the FDA's regulatory authority over premium cigars. Despite the FDA's decision to appeal the decision, for now, our historic victory remains in-tact.

This is a landmark victory for our industry and we have provided a series of videos below discussing the ramifications of the decision.

CRA's Legislative Director

Mike Copperman on Judge Mehta's decision

CRA's Regulatory Affairs Expert Drew Perraut

on CRA's Impact on Judge Mehta's decision

Bryan Haynes, Partner at Troutman Pepper and FDA Expert Counsel

on the potential next steps after Judge Mehta's decision and its consequences

View the Entire Discussion Here

Watch Mike Copperman's interview regarding the Mehta Decision

on the Fuente & Meerapfel 'Meet the Professor' Podcast