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Plaintiff, Transit System Face Off Before Supreme Court On Preemption Standard

(September 27, 2016, 1:03 PM EDT) -- TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey court’s “unprecedented and unjustified” expansion of federal preemption law to a state-regulated transit system requires review, an asbestos plaintiff told the U.S. Supreme Court on Aug. 3. In response, Port Authority Transit Corp. told the court that preemption of the claims furthers the congressional goal of uniform liability by preventing different standards for identical products (Estate of Sandra Brust and Philip Brust, et al. v. Delaware River Port Authority, et al., No. 15-1529, U.S. Sup.).

(Reply available. Document #01-160928-026B. Opposition...
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