Phone Radiation Suits Against AT&T, Others Kept Alive

Law360, New York (November 2, 2009, 6:34 PM EST) -- A District of Columbia appeals court has kept a case against Motorola Inc., Verizon Wireless Inc., AT&T Corp. and others alive, reversing in part a lower court's decision to dismiss consolidated suits claiming older phones emitted dangerous amounts of radiation.

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals on Thursday found no express federal preemption in the case, and found implied preemption only on claims for bodily injury from phones that met the radio frequency radiation standard adopted by the Federal Communications Commission.

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