September 20, 2021

Volume XI, Number 263

Advertisement

September 20, 2021

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis
Advertisement

Update on the Massachusetts Right to Repair Lawsuit

As I wrote about previously on our blog, the Massachusetts Right to Repair amendment passed in November is up against a lawsuit from auto manufacturers. Now, the Massachusetts’ Attorney General’s office has responded stating that the state law does not conflict with any federal statute and that voters already rejected all of the lawsuits allegations. The Attorney General’s office further argues that the primary claim of this lawsuit relies on non-binding agency guidance, which is simply not enough to preempt the amendment. There is a heavy burden for facial, pre-enforcement challenges established by the Supreme Court and the First Circuit. At this point, the Attorney General has agreed not to enforce the law until the litigation has concluded. Massachusetts argues that rejecting the law before it takes effect is subversive to the democratic process. The case is set for a bench trial in June 2021. We’ll follow the case as it makes its way into the new year.

Copyright © 2021 Robinson & Cole LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume X, Number 358
Advertisement

About this Author

Kathryn Rattigan Attorney Cybersecurity Data Privacy
Associate

Kathryn Rattigan is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She advises clients on data privacy and security, cybersecurity, and compliance with related state and federal laws. Kathryn also provides legal advice regarding the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. She represents clients across all industries, such as insurance, health care, education, energy, and construction.

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Compliance

Kathryn helps clients comply...

401-709-3357
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement