Foiling The FMLAA?

Law360, New York (September 17, 2010, 10:32 AM EDT) -- Within the last year, the House and Senate have introduced companion versions of a bill entitled the “Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2010” (the “FMLAA”), which would require foreign manufacturers of many products to maintain a registered agent in the U.S. for service of process.

When the House version of the legislation was marked up at the beginning of the summer and forwarded out of subcommittee for a full vote, it seemed conceivable this the legislation was on course for swift passage. Since that time,...
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