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Farm Raised Salmon Cases, B182901

Sustaining of demurrer to complaint alleging that defendant owners and operators of grocery stores sold artificially colored farmed salmon without disclosing to consumers the artificial coloring, in violation of the Consumers Legal Remedies Act, among other claims, is affirmed as the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. section 337(a), precludes private enforcement, and impliedly preempts all of plaintiffs' causes of action.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/31/2006
  • Published 08/31/2006




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, Los Angeles, Craig R. Spiegel, Lee M. Gordon, Elaine T. Byszewski, Los and Steve W. Berman, for Plaintiffs and Appellants., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Albert Norman Shelden, Assistant Attorney General, and Ronald A. Reiter, Deputy Attorney General as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Rex S. Heinke, David C. Allen, Johanna R. Shargel, Los Angeles;  Streeter & Nangano, Thomas Barclay, Michael Nangano, Michael L. Coates, Los Angeles;  Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman, Machtinger & Kinsella, Norman Howard Levine, Los Angeles;  Ervin, Cohen & Jessup, Allan B. Cooper, Beverly Hills, Tamara L. Dewar, Encino;  O'Melveny & Myers, Carla J. Christofferson, Los Angeles;  Seyfarth Shaw, Jay W. Connolly, San Francisco, and Geoff S. Long, for Defendants and Respondents.
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