May 31st, 2019 (Columbus, OH.)
The OHVTA is in the process of notifying the U.S. Federal Court of it's intentions to intervene in the ruling set forth by Judge Grimm (Grimm, P.W., 2019). Interested parties (who claim aggrieved status or standing) are allowed to file notice with the U.S. District Court in order to conjoin themselves to the lawsuit; when the outcome of the suit, would have significant impact upon them.
The letter of intent to intervene was presented on behalf of OHVTA (et al) by Keller and Heckman LLP. This notice will be followed by an amicus brief which will outline how the ruling by Judge Grimm has or will affect the parties listed. By conjoining with the lawsuit the OHVTA and other state organizations will become party to the action and should be given standing by Judge Grimm.
The outcome of this intervention would be to allow the Judge to hear arguments by The OHVTA (et al) on why his ruling is would be in contravention to public health. At this time the official response by the FDA has not been made public but is expected next week. The OHVTA will continue to monitor the response by Judge and the FDA.
Grimm, P.W., 2019. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND, Case 8:18-cv-00883-PWG.