Heinricher v. Volvo Car Corporation

Heinricher v. Volvo Car Corporation

We handled this appeal of a ruling that common-law claims that a 1990 Volvo sedan was defective because its rear-center seat was equipped with a two-point lap belt, instead of a three-point lap/shoulder belt, are preempted by the governing federal regulatory option. Public Justice Attorney Leslie Brueckner handled the appeal, with assistance from former Public Justice Attorney Michael Quirk.  William B. Doyle and Deborah Santello of Boston were trial counsel.

Case Documents

  • Our reply brief

    Our reply brief urging the Alabama Supreme Court to hold that an arbitration clause is unconscionable where it requires consumers with modest claims to pay arbitration fees to the American Arbitration Association of $12,000 to $16,000 to have their claims heard.

    Supreme Court of Alabama

    Docket: 1022063
  • Our opening brief

    Our opening brief on behalf of Title VII and ADEA employment discrimination plaintiff urging the Eleventh Circuit to hold that employer's arbitration clause is unenforceable where plaintiff refused to sign clause and told her employer repeatedly that she refused to be bound or to waive her legal rights.

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

    Docket: 03-14342-G

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