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Geier v. American Honda Motor Co.

Docket No.: 98-1811
Argued: December 7, 1999
Decided: May 22, 2000

Topics:

15 U.S.C. 1381, Economic Activity, Nongovernmental Liability, Administrative Procedure, Constitutional Law, Supremacy Clause, pre-emption clause, preemption

Petitioner: Geier
Respondent: American Honda Motor Co.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
Citation: 166 F.3d 1236
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


529 U.S. 861 (2000)
Question:

Does the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 pre-empt a tort action in which the plaintiff claims that the defendant auto manufacturer, who was in compliance with the safety standard promulgated under the Act, should nonetheless have equipped an automobile with airbags?

Geier v. American Honda Motor Co.
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 07, 1999

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for American Honda Motor Co., 4 vote(s) against
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