December 5, 2014
MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: The United States District Court of the District of Columbia lifts the tobacco litigation hold
On November 26, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia lifted the litigation hold imposed in United States v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., Civil No. 99-CV-02496 (GK) (D.D.C.).
On Wednesday, December 10th, at the Agency Services Bi-monthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) meeting, senior NARA officials and Allison Stanton, DOJ’s Director of E-Discovery, FOIA, and Records in the Civil Division, will discuss the records management implications of this decision. David Weinberg, the Director of the Federal Records Centers Program, will outline the next steps in lifting the tobacco litigation (TIL) freeze on records stored and serviced for customer agencies in the Federal Records Center Program.
Because of this issue’s significance to the federal records management community, we are revising the BRIDG meeting agenda. On Monday, December 8th, we will send out a new agenda and reconfirm the logistics for the December 10th meeting and its related events.
PAUL M. WESTER, JR.
Chief Records Officer
for the U.S. Government