For the second time in two years, a Georgia appellate court has grappledwith the relationship of state product liability claims and federal regulatorylaw in suits involving Volkswagen.

Two years ago, the Georgia Supreme Court, in Doyle v. Volkswagenwerk Aktiengesellschaft,267 Ga. 574 (1997), held that Georgia law did not bar persons injuredin auto accidents from bringing product liability suits against automakerseven though the vehicle met federal safety standards.

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