Graves Law Denied Review by U.S. Supreme Court

In an announcement Nov. 28, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of Graves Law, which had been challenged by the Association for the American Justice (AAJ) in September. Graves Law prohibits states from imposing vicarious liability onto non-negligent rental and leasing companies.

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) said in a prepared statement:

“TRALA appreciates the common-sense approach that the Supreme Court took in denying the petition to review the Graves Law. In addition to today's denial to review the Graves Law by the United States Supreme Court, the constitutional and pre-emptive authority of the Graves Law has been upheld by the highest courts in Florida, Minnesota, New York and Connecticut, as well as the United States Court of Appeals. The Graves Law has saved non-negligent TRALA members hundreds of millions of dollars annually in potential frivolous lawsuits and legal costs since its passage in 2005.”

To read about the recent petition for review and history of Graves Law, click here.

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