November 19, 1999, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the court to bar product liability suits against car manufacturers who, in compliance with federal automobile safety standards, installed airbags in only a portion of new cars made in the 1980s and early 1990s. WLF argued that to allow such suits to proceed under state law would undermine federal safety policies and would expose manufacturers to potentially ruinous damage awards.