Today, the Supreme Court announced that on Monday at 10:00 a.m., it will hand down its decision in Viva! v. Adidas, a UCL preemption case previously discussed on the blog here, here, and here. When the opinion comes down, it should be available at this link.
VIVA! INTERNATIONAL VOICE FOR ANIMALS, ET AL. v. ADIDAS PROMOTIONAL RETAIL OPERATIONS, ET AL. S140064 (A106960 – City and County of San Francisco – 420214) Argued in San Francisco 5-29-07
This case presents the following issue: Does the doctrine of conflict preemption preclude California from prohibiting importation and trade of wildlife that have been delisted under the federal Endangered Species Act and thus are not currently regulated by federal law?