Animal Legal Defense Fund v. USDA, No. 2:12-cv-4028-ODW, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40547 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 22, 2013)

(plaintiff brought court action after agency declined plaintiff’s petition to promulgate regulations condemning force-fed foie gras as an adultered food product; court held plaintiff challenging agency’s scientific conclusion, which agency has different viewpoint; scientific conclusions are within purview of agency decisions and because no legal issue exists, defendant’s motion for judgment on pleadings granted; case dismissed). 

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