Massachusetts AG Must Defend Right to Repair Law

Massachusetts AG Must Defend Right to Repair Law

  • January 29, 2021
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Massachusetts’ attorney general must defend a lawsuit challenging the state’s right to repair law after a judge denied a request by the AG to dismiss the case brought forward by an automaker group.

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation trade group is fighting back against Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, arguing the state’s recently passed vehicle data law is preempted by federal statutes.

A brief filed by the group January 8, 2021 argues that the “right to repair” measure conflicts with the “requirements, purposes, and objectives” of federal laws including the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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