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.
This op-ed was originally published by Agri-Pulse. Mass tort litigation has become a multi-billion-dollar industry for trial lawyers over the past several decades as they’ve targeted everything from tobacco and […]
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