Hain Says Federal Law Preempts Calif. Organic Standard

Law360, New York (March 5, 2012, 1:59 PM EST) -- The Hain Celestial Group Inc. sought Friday to end a proposed class action protesting the marketing of Jason and Avalon Organics cosmetic products as organic, claiming the suit relies heavily on a California standard that is preempted by federal law.

The Center for Environmental Health and California resident Rosminah Brown claim in the California federal court suit that Hain is violating warranties and the California Organic Products Act by telling customers its cosmetic products are organic even though less than 70 percent of the ingredients in...
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