[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday unanimously reversed [opinion, PDF] a California appeals court ruling [opinion, PDF] in Williamson v. Mazda Motors of America [docket], finding that a federal minimum safety standard [text] does not preempt state tort actions. The court held that compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208 [text], which requires automobile manufacturers to install lap and shoulder seat belt assemblies only for a vehicle’s outboard seating and permits lap-only…