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California Supreme Court Allows Prosecutor to Bring Civil Claims Based on Safety and Health Violations

Prepared for the Katten Safety Advisory Group
Advisory | April 9, 2018

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that civil claims filed by a district attorney under the unfair competition law (UCL) and fair advertising law (FAL) were not preempted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 ("OSH Act"), despite being based on occupational safety and health standards.

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