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PETA Suit Against LA Restaurant Serving Foie to Proceed

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A long-simmering legal dispute between the animal rights activists at PETA and a Hermosa Beach, CA restaurant that was serving a comped side of foie gras after the foie ban seems to be headed to court. While Hot's Kitchen claimed last year that they were never served with a suit from PETA, reps from PETA now tell Eater LA that the "Superior Court of Los Angeles County has just ruled that the lawsuit can proceed." Apparently the free side of foie served with the Hot's Kitchen burger is being called false advertising "in violation of California's foie gras ban and Unfair Competition Law." Hot's Kitchen has not commented yet.

Hot's Kitchen was also a part of another lawsuit which tried to stop the enforcement of the foie gras ban. Last month, the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ban. Other restaurants who have tried skirting the ban by comping foie have also faced threats of legal action from PETA and even death threats from anti-foie activists.

· Court Rules PETA vs. Hot's Kitchen Foie Suit May Proceed [Eater LA]
· All Foie Gras Coverage on Eater [-E-]

Hot's Kitchen

844 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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