Monday, October 25, 2010

3d Cir. on Preemption of Cellphone Liability Lawsuits

The Third Circuit has held in Farina v. Nokia that consumers may not sue cellphone companies over health hazards posed by cellphone radio wave emissions because this conflicts with the FCC's power to regulate the industry.

The decision is available here, and further coverage can be found at the National Law Journal.

RJE

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/2010/10/3d-cir-on-preemption-of-cellphone-liability-lawsuits.html

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