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Federal Governmental Power: Preemption From The October 2008 Term, Eileen Kaufman
Touro Law Review
In a stunning trifecta, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of consumers and held that federal law did not preempt state consumer claims. The three cases concerned patients injured by drugs, smokers misled by false advertising, and borrowers victimized by predatory lending practices. These cases represent the latest battle in the ongoing war between consumer advocates and business entities over whether federal laws should be interpreted to erect barriers against state consumer protection laws.
Wyeth v. Levine raised the issue of whether approval of a drug by the F.D.A. preempts a state tort claim based on failure to warn. Altria …
Conflict Of Laws-Limitation Of Actions-Determination Of Place Of Accrual Of Action To Enforce Liability Of Stockholders In Insolvent National Banks, Edwin F. Uhl S.Ed.
Michigan Law Review
Suits in equity were brought in the federal district courts of Ohio and Pennsylvania against resident shareholders of Banco Kentucky Company, a bank-stock holding corporation. The purpose of the litigation was to enforce an assessment under the National Bank Act on the shares of an insolvent national bank which Banco owned. Ohio and Pennsylvania have six year statutes of limitations on such an action. They also have borrowing statutes, barring suit on a cause of action no longer enforceable in the jurisdiction in which it arose. The bank had been authorized to conduct its activities in Louisville, Kentucky, had engaged …