American Hotel & Lodging Assn. v. City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles ordinance setting $15.75 minimum hourly wage is not pre-empted by the National Labor Relations Act.  The NLRA does not preempt state or local laws that prescribe minimum labor standards, though it does preempt laws that interfere with the collective bargaining process.  Here, LA’s ordinance prescribing a $15.75 per hour minimum wage was a…

Glennen v. Allergan, Inc.

State law claims based on manufacturer’s failure to adequately train physicians on installation of its lap-band implant is preempted by the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act since, apart from the FDCA, state law imposed no duty on a manufacturer to train physicians.  To escape preemption by the Medical Device Amendments to the Food, Drug…