Competition Law Claims Against Snack Makers Escape Preemption, Judge Says

Competition Law Claims Against Snack Makers Escape Preemption, Judge Says

SAN JOSE, Calif. - California unfair competition law (UCL) claims challenging trans fat and other health claim labeling involve permissible state regulations based on federal law and largely escape preemption, a federal judge held June 18 (Sarah Samet and Jay Peters, et al. v. Procter & Gamble Co., Kellogg Co. and Kellogg Sales Co., No. 12-1891, N.D. Calif.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86432).

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