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Practice Area: Federal Preemption

Singh v. Prudential Health

Part of a set of cases against HMOs in Maryland charging that the HMOs violated Maryland law by practicing subrogation. The legal team includes Kieron Quinn of Quinn, Gordon and Wolf; Rob Jenner of Freeman and Jenner; Bruce Plaxen of Plaxen and Adler; Bryant Welch,…

Priester v. Ford Motor Company

Public Justice is lead appellate counsel in this lawsuit against Ford alleging that a passenger truck was unreasonably dangerous because its side windows were made of tempered glass, which shatters on impact, rather than laminated glass, which holds together in the event of a crash,…

O’Hara v. General Motors Corp.

In O’Hara v. General Motors, the court held — as Public Justice’s amicus brief urged — that Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 205, a regulation that gives car makers the option of using either advanced glazing or tempered glass in car side windows, is a…

Harvey v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Part of a set of cases against HMOs in Maryland charges that the HMOs violated Maryland law by practicing subrogation. Part of a set of cases against HMOs in Maryland charging that the HMOs violated Maryland law by practicing subrogation. In the state courts, after…

Epps v. JPMorgan Chase

Public Justice was co-counsel in this successful appeal from a district court’s decision holding that federal banking law preempts a Maryland consumer protection statute. The Maryland statute guarantees that consumers whose cars are repossessed will be given accurate information about how much they owe. Public…

De La Cruz v. Wachovia Dealer Services, Inc.

Public Justice is co-counsel in this appeal of a trial court decision finding that federal banking law preempts a California statute requiring that consumers be given accurate notice when their cars are repossessed. Public Justice argues that there is no federal preemption (1) because the…