NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Lorillard (LO), Reynolds American (RAI - Get Report) unit R.J. Reynolds and other top tobacco makers are suing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, alleging that new graphic labeling rules are unconstitutional.Lorillard, Reynolds, Liggett Group and Imperial Tobacco Group's (ITYBY) Commonwealth Brands said the recently announced warning labels, which depict the negative health effects of smoking and will be required on all cigarette packages by Sept. 22, 2012, violate their right to free speech under the First Amendment, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Washington this week.
Lorillard Sues FDA Over Cigarette Warnings
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