Product Liability Reform: HB 4 (2003).
Provides for a 15 year statute of repose for product
Provides for a 15 year statute of repose for product liability cases. In cases involving latent diseases, the plaintiff must have been exposed within 15 years of the product’s sale and must show symptoms more than 15 years after the sale. Provides for an innocent seller provision which prohibits actions against non-manufacturing sellers except in specific circumstances such as if the seller participated in the design of the product or knew of the defect at the time of the sale.
This isn’t just about legal technicalities; it’s about New Yorkers’ livelihoods and ability to make ends meet.
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