• California Applies Supreme Court's New Preemption Standard
  • March 24, 2009 | Author: Barry Levenstam
  • Law Firm: Jenner & Block LLP - Chicago Office
  • In Paduano v. American Honda Motor Company, No. D050112, 2009 WL 57806 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 12, 2009), the California Court of Appeal addressed the question whether the express preemption provision of the federal Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) preempts causes of action based on California's Unfair Competition Law and Consumer Legal Remedies Act.