Bruesewitz v. Wyeth

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Oct 12, 2010
Tr.Aud.
Opinion
Vote
6-2
Author
Scalia
Term

Holding: The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which created a no-fault program to provide compensation for vaccine-related injuries, preempts all design-defect claims against vaccine manufacturers by individuals seeking compensation for injury or death. (Kagan, J., recused.)

Plain English Holding: The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which created a no-fault program to provide compensation for vaccine-related injuries, preempts all design-defect claims against vaccine manufacturers by individuals seeking compensation for injury or death.

Judgment: Affirmed, 6-2, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on February 22, 2011. Justice Breyer filed a concurring opinion. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by Justice Ginsburg. (Kagan, J., recused.)

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