Supreme Court refuses to dismiss radiation lawsuits

The Supreme Court refused to dismiss class-action lawsuits filed against mobile phone manufacturers that allege the companies have failed to protect users from unsafe levels of radiation. Handset users in Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania filed the suits against mobile phone companies, including Nokia and Cellco Partnership. After a circuit court ruled earlier this year that the lawsuits could proceed, the cell phone companies appealed to the Supreme Court. The companies argued, unsuccessfully, that the cases should be thrown out because their products comply with federal regulations. Consumers said that the companies violate state laws on consumer protection, product liability, negligence and fraud.

For more on the lawsuits:
- read this piece from USA Today

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