Blending Statute Could Be Preempted By Lanham Act, 4th Circuit Says

RICHMOND, Va. - A North Carolina federal judge erred in rejecting on summary judgment allegations that the Lanham Act preempts North Carolina's Ethanol Blending Statute, the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled June 6 (American Petroleum Institute et al. v. North Carolina Petroleum and Convenience Marketers Association, No. 12-1078, 4th Cir.).

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