A foie gras dish is prepared at Hot's Kitchen during a "Farewell Fois Gras" event in June 2012 in Hermosa Beach, Calif. The restaurant was one of three plaintiffs that filed suit after the ban went into effect, and it has been serving free foie gras to guests ever since. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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A jury member feels a piece of duck foie gras during a contest of local producers and producers from southwestern France. BOB EDME/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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