Tuesday, August 3, 2010
In an opinion released yesterday, the South Carolina Supreme Court held that the "Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 205 (49 C.F.R. § 571.205 (1971)) preempts a state law products liability claim premised solely on a manufacturer's choice of tempered glass for a vehicle's side windows." South Carolina thus joins West Virginia and Tennessee in finding preemption in this context.
Thanks to William Gaskill for the alert.