UPDATE to previous blog entries about the California salmon labeling case (Albertsons v. Kanter) –
Just yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari. The Supreme Court’s ruling followed briefing submitted by the Solicitor General (aka Bush Administration). The Bush Administration argued in support of the California Supreme Court’s opinion that claims under state law for alleged mislabeling of salmon are not preempted by federal law. The ruling of the California Supreme Court denying federal preemption will stand. The case will be sent back to the trial court to proceed as a putative class action.