pre-emption


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the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject

the right of a government to seize or appropriate something (as property)

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the right to purchase something in advance of others

a prior appropriation of something

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Unless Congress repeals the ERISA pre-emption, whatever version of "health care reform" is enacted will, for many, prove illusory.
However, HSBC said the removal of the pre-emption rights was only designed to ensure a smooth path for the fundraising and would last no longer than the end of the rights issue.
In January 2008, in an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court held that federal pre-emption bars state law claims that challenge the safety or effectiveness of medical devices receiving FDA premarket approval.
Plaintiffs undoubtedly will argue that the circumstances of their cases fit within this footnote and that pre-emption thus does not apply.
In refining the bill from its original version, Wolin noted that the pre-emption was narrowed to block only those measures that would cause a jurisdiction to treat a non-U.
Otherwise, the majority's language was strong in favor of PMA pre-emption.
In Guantanamo Bay this doctrine of pre-emption is extended to individuals.
The study was conducted by Paul Mynersm chairman of retailer Marks & Spencer, who proposes relaxing rules on pre-emption rights, which give existing shareholders first refusal when a company issues new shares.
Spain's law on public limited liability companies states that listed companies can refuse the pre-emption right of existing shareholders when it increases its capital to issue new shares to cash buyers.
AA RIGHT of pre-emption gives a named third party (in this particular example, it may be the farmer who originally owned the cottage) first refusal of the property.
Another federal agency with a somewhat lower profile, the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), claims the same pre-emption authority over 928 federally chartered thrifts--so they wouldn't have to comply either with the rash of local laws.
A portion of the bill also would extend a current pre-emption of tougher state privacy laws such as California's.
The talks are continuing -there are certain pre-emption rights that mean that it is most likely that Pubmaster will be sold as a whole,' the source said.