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Injury claims based on smart meter emissions preempted (access required)

Where appellants claimed they were injured by exposure to radio frequency emissions from a smart meter that Virginia Electric and Power Co. installed on their home, federal conflict preemption bars the claims. The Federal Communications Commission governs RF emissions. Appellants’ complaints challenged the emissions. Their attempts to recast their complaints as claims for negligence and fraud ...