Product Liability Reform: HB 1741 (1995).
Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability
Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability in product liability cases. Provides a rebuttable presumption that a product is not defective if: (1) the manufacturer of the product conformed with recognized “state of the art” safety guidelines; or (2) the manufacturer of the product complied with government standards (i.e. approved by FDA, FAA etc…). Restricts strict liability actions to the manufacturer of the product.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes how companies that end arbitration face the risk of consumer class actions, in the face of plaintiffs firms ramping up mass arbitration proceedings.
We are saddened to hear of former Missouri state Senator Ed Emery’s untimely death. Senator Emery was not only a champion of tort reform, but a pillar in his community. […]
The New York trial bar may get yet another gift from the state lawmakers seemingly tied around their finger.
Lawsuit abuse across the U.S. results in more than $160 billion in excessive tort costs
Financial benefit of reforming Missouri’s tort system could support an additional 20k+ jobs & $3.38B in increased economic activity
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