Y2K Liability: SB 598 (1999)
Provides a two-year statute of limitations and a fifteen-year statute
Provides a two-year statute of limitations and a fifteen-year statute of repose; requires a 60 day cooling off period before a suit may be filed; protects sellers and users who rely on statements that a product or service does not have a Y2K problem; establishes affirmative defenses; requires alternative dispute resolution before trial; prohibits pain and suffering awards, and limits punitive damages, unless the plaintiff can prove by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant committed fraud or malice.
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
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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