Innovator Liability: S.B. 80 (2015)
Effectively overturns the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision in Wyeth v.
Effectively overturns the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision in Wyeth v. Weeks and provides that a manufacturer is not liable, under any theory, for damages resulting from a product not designed, manufactured, sold or leased by the manufacturer. It also states that if a manufacturer’s design is copied without express authorization, the manufacturer is not subject to liability for any injury, death or property damage caused by the manufacturer’s product even if the use of the design is foreseeable.
ATRA praises the passage of HB 6030 in Michigan, enacting COVID-19 liability protections.
ATRA’s statement on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s ruling in Hammons v. Ethicon to allow an out-of-state lawsuit to continue, openly defying SCOTUS precedent.
Amanda Bronstad with Law.com writes about the potential repercussions if the 2019 $465 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson stands.
ATRA files amicus brief in support of Johnson & Johnson’s decision to appeal a 2019 $465 million judgment against the company, warning against the state attorney general’s expansive use of public nuisance law.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce spoke with Juliette Farley of the Southern California Record about Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week and business interruption lawsuits.