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 shift is not in the best interests of consumers, manufacturers, or the state as a whole
Michigan lawmakers must consider the unintended consequences of expanding liability
The Trial Lawyer Playbook report serves as a call to action, promoting transparency, accountability, and fairness in the legal system.
ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
The lack of oversight and transparency around third-party litigation funding threatens the integrity of our legal system