High Court Aims To Alter Product Liability Landscape

Law360, New York (February 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- At the end of this Supreme Court term, the terrain of product liability litigation is likely to have shifted significantly, as the high court tackles the question of whether government regulation can effectively shield manufacturers from state tort claims.

Already the high court seems to be leaning in the direction of answering that question in the affirmative.

“There's a pattern I think that has emerged from this term of the court that suggests they're taking a pretty broad view of preemption principles. If that continues, it...
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