During the presidency of George W. Bush the rule of "Pre-Emption" was aggressively expanded. This rule prevented many consumers and other citizens from bringing lawsuits for wrongs committed by drug makers, manufacturers and other corporations. The rule of pre-emption basically has held that where a federal agency has enacted a regulation that permitted the sale of a product, this would protect the maker of the product from being sued, even if the product was defective or negligently made, marketed or distributed. Obviously, this was grossly unfair to victims of corporate wrongdoing. The Obama administration has taken steps to overrule this grossly unfair legal priciple. This should now protect the public and allow meritorious lawsuits to be brought against wrongdoers. Our negligence/product liability Atlanta Law Firm has a long history of successfully representing victims in major cases who have been injured or killed through the fault of dangerous and defective products of all types.
Boston Globe - "Obama ends Bush-era lawsuit policy"