Ga. High Court Favors Vaccine Makers In Defect Case

Law360, New York (May 16, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT) -- Georgia's high court on Monday acted on a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling and reversed a decision in favor of parents who accused vaccine manufacturers of design defects that caused their son's neurological injuries.

Vacating its former judgment, the Supreme Court of Georgia reversed an earlier state appeals court judgment and remanded the case for proceedings consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth LLC. In that case, a 6-2 majority held that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act preempts state law claims...
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