Bill Aims To Close Tort Loopholes For Foreign Cos.

Law360, New York (August 7, 2009, 5:00 PM EDT) -- Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.; and Richard Durbin, D-Ill., have introduced a bill that would close legal loopholes that allow many foreign manufacturers to escape accountability when their defective products injure U.S. consumers.

The bipartisan bill, known as the Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2009, was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Friday.

According to Whitehouse, S. 1606 would reduce the legal hurdles facing Americans injured by products manufactured outside the U.S. by bringing foreign manufacturers within the scope of the U.S. justice...
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