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PEOPLE v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., b160571

Summary judgment to plaintiffs is affirmed where 1) the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act (FCLAA) does not preempt section 118950's restriction on the distribution of free cigarettes, 2) the distribution of free cigarettes on public grounds violates section 118950, and 3) the penalty levied against plaintiff does not violate the excessive fines or due process clauses of the US Constitution.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/30/2003
  • Published 10/30/2003

Judges

  • ASHMANN-GERST, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, H. Joseph Escher III, Marc C. Haber, and Chandra Miller Fienen, San Francisco, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Richard M. Frank, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Dennis Eckhart, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Peter M. Williams and Michelle Fogliani, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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