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City of Berkeley fends off wireless industry suit over health warning


The City of Berkeley has largely won a lawsuit filed against it by CTIA, the wireless industry trade lobby. The CTIA lawsuit was an attempt to halt the required publication of public health language in local phone shops. The city had mandated that a notice be posted in retailers or distributed on flyers.

The case, known as CTIA v. City of Berkeley, pitted two giants of the legal world against one another. On the side of the plaintiffs is Ted Olson, a former solicitor general under the George W. Bush Administration. Meanwhile, the defendants are armed with presidential hopeful and rockstar Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig.

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