Illinois Has Raised Liability Risk For Nonmanufacturer Cos.
Law360 (March 20, 2019, 4:42 PM EDT) -- There is no hiding the reality that many products alleged to have severely injured U.S. consumers are retailed domestically but manufactured overseas. Indeed, an overwhelming $2.9 trillion in products are imported from foreign manufacturers into the United States, about 35 percent of which comes from Asian countries, more than from any other geographical area in the world.
More than 80 percent of the United States’ imports constitute products, including clothing, technology, industrial machinery, automobiles, and food and beverages. Much of product liability law was developed in a timeframe when “Made in the USA” was ordinary. But now that most products undergo...
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