Product Liability Defense Lawyers' Wish List For 2010

Law360, New York (January 2, 2010, 4:38 PM EST) -- Product liability attorneys acknowledge Congress has its hands full with the health care overhaul and financial regulatory reform.

But if they were in charge of the Congressional agenda, attorneys said, they'd ask lawmakers to create federal standards for product liability litigation, including clarity on preemption issues, a law mandating a prima-facie showing of general causation and a statute to rein in punitive damages. They also would like to see Congress revamp the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

Here is what top defense lawyers told Law360 they'd...
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