Berkeley, Calif. Sued Over Cell Phone Warning Label Rule

Law360, Washington (June 9, 2015, 4:14 PM EDT) -- Cellphone company trade group CTIA-The Wireless Association hit the city of Berkeley, California, with a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to block a new ordinance that requires a radiation warning statement with all cellphones, saying the rule is misleading and lacks a scientific basis.

CTIA simultaneously sought a preliminary injunction to block the ordinance from going live June 25. CTIA argued in its complaint that requiring the warning message for every cellphone sold in Berkeley about how far the devices should be kept from the body to avoid unsafe radiation exposure unconstitutionally forces speech that is misleading and unnecessary. 

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