A.D. Bedell Wholesale Co., Inc. v. Philip Morris Inc.

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A.D. Bedell Wholesale Co., Inc. v. Philip Morris Inc.
by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Syllabus

263 F.3d 239 (3d Cir. 2001), was an early appellate case testing the legality of the Tobacco MSA, in this instance whether it could properly be alleged to violate the Sherman Antitrust Act.

263 F.3d 239

A.D. BEDELL WHOLESALE COMPANY, INC.; TRIANGLE CANDY & TOBACCO CO., on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Appellants

v.

PHILIP MORRIS INCORPORATED; R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, INC.; BROWN AND WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORP.

No. 00-3410

United States Court of Appeals,
Third Circuit.


December 14, 2000, Argued

June 19, 2001, Filed

As Amended July 11, 2001


DAVID F. DOBBINS, ESQUIRE (ARGUED), Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, New York, New York. WILLIAM M. WYCOFF, ESQUIRE, Thorp, Reed & Armstrong, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ALAN R. WENTZEL, ESQUIRE, Windels, Marx, Lane & Mittendorf, New York, New York, DENNIS J. O'BRIEN, ESQUIRE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Attorneys for Appellants.

DOUGLAS L. WALD, ESQUIRE (ARGUED), Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C. BERNARD D. MARCUS, ESQUIRE, Marcus & Shapira, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Attorneys for Appellee, Philip Morris Incorporated.

GREGORY G. KATSAS, ESQUIRE (ARGUED), Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Washington, D.C. JOHN E. IOLE, ESQUIRE, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Attorneys for Appellee, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Inc.

TIMOTHY P. RYAN, ESQUIRE, Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Attorney for Appellee, Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp.

ERIK S. JAFFE, ESQUIRE (ARGUED), Washington, D.C. THOMAS C. O'BRIEN, ESQUIRE, Corning, New York, Attorneys for Amici Curiae-Appellants, The Cato Institute, The Competitive Enterprise Institute, and The National Smokers Alliance.

JOEL M. RESSLER, ESQUIRE, Office of Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Attorney for Amici Curiae-Appellees, Attorneys General of Pennsylvania, California, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Before: SCIRICA, FUENTES and GARTH, Circuit Judges.

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