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PRODUCT LIABILITY

Federal vehicle safety regulations do not preempt a state product liability claim against a minivan manufacturer for failing to provide combination lap/shoulder belts for all rear seat passengers. See "Seatbelt suit against Mazda isn't preempted" U.S. Supreme Court. Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America, No. 08-1314.  Feb. 23, 2011. Lawyers USA No. 993-2685.