July 23, 2015

Law360 Notes Warren Burns’ Statements in Car Shipping Case

Ocean Shippers Look To Sink Auto Price-Fixing Claims

Arguing for indirect purchasers, Warren T. Burns of Burns Charest LLP said there’s no evidence that Congress intended to preempt state law with the Shipping Act.

“Congress knows how to preempt state law when it wants to,” Burns said.

It remains to be seen how Judge Salas will rule, but she strongly questioned whether allowing state law claims to move forward would undercut the statute’s overall goals.

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