Saturday, October 30, 2010
Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on seat belt preemption this Wednesday
This coming Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc., which asks the Court to decide whether a claim for damages in state court caused by a car manufacturer's failure to install a three point seat belt in a 1993 car is preempted by federal regulations that allow vehicle manufacturers to install either lap-only or lap/shoulder seatbelts in certain seating positions. For my previous posts on this case go here and here. Go here for copies of the briefs and other legal documents. I will post the links to the transcript and audio files on Wednesday night.