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California Court of Appeal

People v. Tri-Union Seafoods, LLC, A116792

In an action involving food warnings, trial court's ruling for the defendant is affirmed where substantial evidence supports the trial courts finding that methylmercury is naturally occurring in canned tuna and thus defendants and other tuna companies are exempt from the warning requirements of Proposition 65.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/11/2009
  • Published 03/11/2009




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Tom Greene, Janet Gaard, Chief Assistant Attorneys General, Theodora P. Berger, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Edward G. Weil, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Susan S. Fiering, Harrison M. Pollak, Deputy Attorneys General, for Appellant the People., Deborah A. Sivas, Stanford, for Appellant Public Media Center., Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., Michael E. Wall, San Francisco, for Amici Curiae San Francisco Medical Society;  San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility;  Jane Hightower, M.D.;   Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.;   Oceana, Inc.;   and Mercury Policy Project, on Behalf of Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Goodwin Procter, Forrest A. Hainline III, Robert B. Bader, San Francisco, for Respondents.
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