Bill To Limit Product Liability For Sellers Reintroduced

Law360, New York (May 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rep. Dan Boren, D-Okla., has reintroduced a bill to limit product liability suits against companies that sell defective products but play no role in their manufacture, design or use.

Called the Innocent Sellers Fairness Act, the bill seeks to reform liability for sellers to cut down on litigation and, in turn, reduce the higher insurance costs they have faced as a result of such suits.

“It is unfair for a seller to be held responsible under the doctrine of product liability for damages that the seller...
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