Product Liability Reform: SB 4 (1993).
Requires proof of an economically and technologically feasible safer alternative
Requires proof of an economically and technologically feasible safer alternative design available at the time of manufacture in most product liability actions for defective design. Provides a defense for manufacturers and sellers of inherently unsafe products that are known to be unsafe. Establishes a fifteen‑year statute of repose for product liability actions against manufacturers or sellers of manufacturing equipment. Provides protection for innocent retailers and wholesalers.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about trial lawyers’ latest pet project – business interruption lawsuits against insurance companies in the wake of COVID-19.
ATRA reports West Virginia attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.
ATRA announces two Utah candidates for attorney general signing its AG transparency code pledge.
A Washington controlled by Democrats would be a bonanza for the trial bar, writes W.J. Kennedy for Legal Newsline.
ATRA supports the SAFE TO WORK Act as part of the Senate’s HEALS Act legislative package for coronavirus relief.