Supreme Court Revives Ford Window Defect Suit

Law360, New York (February 28, 2011, 1:41 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered a South Carolina court to reconsider its ruling that a suit against Ford Motor Co. over allegedly defective windows is preempted by federal law, citing a recent high court decision in a similar case against Mazda Motor Corp.

The justices held that their ruling last week in the Mazda case, which involved allegedly defective seat belts, meant the Ford decision by the South Carolina Supreme Court must be revisited.

In the Mazda case, the high court ruled that federal...
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