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California Grocers Assoc. v. City of LA, B206750

Trial court judgment enjoining enforcement of an ordinance requiring purchasers of large grocery stores to employ the prior store's workforce for 90 days is affirmed where the ordinance requires successor grocery employers to employ experienced workers in order to maintain health and safety standards at the store during the transition to new management and thus enters into a field fully occupied by state law, and is preempted by the California Retail Food Code as well as the National Labor Relations Act.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/30/2009
  • Published 07/30/2009




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers and Henry M. Willis, Los Angeles, for Intervenor and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Rockard J. Delgadillo, City Attorney, Laurie Rittenberg, Assistant City Attorney, and John A. Carvalho, Deputy City Attorney, for Defendant and Appellant., Jones Day, Richard S. Ruben, Craig E. Stewart and Nathaniel P. Garrett, San Francisco, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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