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by William Jorden on March 10, 2011

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that seatbelt defect cases are not preempted.  Ruling 8-0, the Justice has held that the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act does not block state law tort suits over defective seat belts.  In an amicus brief, the American Association for Justice “argued that state tort remedies complement, rather than conflict with, Federal Safety Regulation and urged the Court to rain in the overly expansive use of “obstacle” preemption to deny tort victims their day in Court”, said A.A.J. President Gibson Vance.

The Bill Jorden Litigation Team represents victims of automobile accidents and has successfully investigated and settled defective seatbelt claims.

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