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Georgia is about to become lawsuit central.

The Georgia Supreme Court allowed an Atlanta couple’s lawsuit against a vaccine manufacturer to go forward, upholding a first-of-its-kind ruling by an appellate court that had drawn fierce opposition from the vaccine industry.

The court’s unanimous decision Monday concluded that a 1986 federal law that has been used to block other suits against vaccine companies does not bar the suit from Marcelo and Carolyn Ferrari from going to trial.

It upheld a ruling by the Georgia Court of Appeals, which became the first appellate court in the nation to hold that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act does not pre-empt state law.


  1. StevePerkins says:

    Awesome! With the legal job market as bad as it is right now, my post-graduation plan was to sit at the corner of Peachtree and 14th with a cardboard sign reading, “Will litigate for food. God bless!”. Vaccine suits could make for a great Plan B in case that doesn’t pan out.

  2. Icarus says:


    There are some working girls (and boys) that have rights on that corner. They might not want you working their territory.

  3. Doug Deal says:

    Because the miniscule and unproven risk of vaccines is sooooooooo much better than the diseases they prevent.

    How about we all die of things long since eradicated again?

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