Products Liability Reform: Regulatory Compliance: HB 2008 / SB 1522 (2011).
Prohibits the award of punitive damages against the seller of
Prohibits the award of punitive damages against the seller of the product, with certain exceptions, and prohibits the award of punitive damages against drug or device manufacturers when the product was manufactured in accordance with relevant Federal law, with certain exceptions. Prohibits the award of punitive damages when the defendant was in compliance with relevant federal and state regulations setting forth specific standards applicable to the activity in question to protect a class of persons or entities that includes the plaintiff.
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