Product Liability Reform: SB 4 (1993).

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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.

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SCOTUS Should Affirm Federal Law Supremacy With FDA Authority Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rein in state court rulings that impose liability on pharmaceutical companies that go beyond, and even contradict, the federal regulatory process of the FDA, according to Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association. He explains why it is imperative the high court review a case involving Janssen Pharmaceuticals.