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Auto Data Lawsuit Proceeds After Judge Signals No Dismissal (1)

Jan. 27, 2021, 6:28 PM; Updated: Jan. 27, 2021, 7:43 PM

A legal challenge to Massachusetts’ right to repair law will proceed after a federal judge there said he plans to deny a motion to dismiss the challenge and “get his hands on the merits.”

“There are too many unanswered questions for me here,” said Judge Douglas P. Woodlock of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts during a Wednesday hearing.

Lawyers representing Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D) and an auto manufacturing trade group sparred over whether the recently passed right to repair law is preempted by the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act and the Clean...

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