June 7, 2011
SCOTUS Cert Grant of Interest on Preemption: Kurns v. Railroad Friction Products
Yesterday the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Kurns v. Railroad Friction Products Corp. (No. 10-879), which presents the question: Did Congress intend the Federal Railroad Safety Acts to preempt state law-based tort lawsuits?
The Supreme Court docket is here, and the decision below is at 620 F.3d 392 (3d Cir. 2010).