Tag Archives: federal preemption

Justices look for line to draw in drug preemption case

WASHINGTON – Deciding where the preemptive effect of federal rules governing drug manufacturing ends and states’ ability to impose liability on drug makers begins has never been an easy task — not even for the justices of the U.S. Supreme ...

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Benchmarks: Woman blinded by colored contacts faces FDA preemption

Apparently, there is no end to what you can buy at a dollar store. One South Carolina woman found to her ever-lasting regret that dollar store shoppers can actually buy prescription colored contact lenses – without the bother of a ...

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Federal law trumps portions of Ariz. immigration statute

Provisions of an Arizona state law governing registration, employment and state criminalization of illegal aliens are preempted by the federal government’s broad regulatory power over immigration and alien status, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. But a provision of the ...

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Ruling may save suits against generic drug makers

Since last year, when generic drug makers won a victory on the issue of federal preemption before the U.S. Supreme Court, lower courts have been dismissing cases against generic drug makers left and right. But last week a federal appeals ...

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A state law that regulates what slaughterhouses must do with pigs that cannot walk is preempted by the Federal Meat Inspection Act.

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