Reuters and Law360 Report on Continuing Representation of Liggett Group in Cigarette Warning Label Litigation By O'Melveny's Hacker

February 02, 2012 In recent articles covering ongoing federal court litigation related to a proposed FDA regulation adding graphic new warning labels on cigarette packages, both Law360 and Thomson Reuters reported that O'Melveny Appellate Practice Group Head Jonathan Hacker is representing Liggett Group. The company, along with other tobacco manufacturers, have sued the FDA over the proposed warning labels, which they say are unconstitutional violations of the First Amendment and the Administrative Procedure Act because they "essentially turn a pack of cigarettes into a mobile billboard for the state's ideological message," according to the February 1, 2012 Law360 story.