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City of Watsonville v. State Dep't of Health Serv., H028111

Plaintiff-City's water purification project, which prohibits introduction of any substance into its water supply, is preempted by state law to the extent it applies to fluoridation.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/26/2005
  • Published 10/26/2005


  • PREMO, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Grunsky, Ebey, Farrar & Howell, Alan J. Smith, Leslie J. Karst, Watsonville, Attorneys for Plaintiff/Appellant City of Watsonville., Nick Bulaich, Association as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff/Appellant City of Watsonville.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General of the State of California, Louis R. Mauro, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Christopher E. Krueger, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Attorneys for Defendant/Respondent California Department of Health Services., Morrison & Foerster, Howard B. Soloway, Los Angeles, Rachel P. Williams, Paul F. Coyne, Palo Alto, Erika L. Labit, Attorneys for Interveners/Respondents California Dental Association and California Dental Association Foundation.
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