We challenged this claim, arguing that the requirements of the California law were preempted as applied to our client's products by federal law. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California granted our motion for summary judgment and permanently enjoined California officials from seeking to enforce the California Packaging Act against our client.
Preemption of state packaging and labeling law
Our client sells heat-and-serve food in grocery stores throughout California. State regulators claimed that our client's products violated the California Fair Packaging and Labeling Act.