Lawyers USA reported that the American Association for Justice “praised language in a new regulation published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that departs from the stance on federal preemption of state law asserted under the Bush administration.” While “NHTSA noted that express or implied preemption of state laws exists in limited circumstances under federal law and under Supreme Court precedent, it went on to state that it does ‘not currently foresee any potential state requirements that might conflict with [the regulation].'” Gerie Voss, director for regulatory affairs at the AAJ, said, “The language in the new regulation is much better for consumers.” Voss said, “‘The agency, under the Obama administration, is stating that it does not foresee any potential state requirement that would conflict with it’ and create a preemption issue. ‘This is a complete change from the previous administration.'”
From the American Association for Justice news release.