Mich. Legislators Fight To Nix Drugmakers' Immunity

Law360, New York (March 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Michigan House Democrats have renewed their battle to rescind the state's unique product liability law, which provides legal immunity for drugmakers whose products were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The House Judiciary Committee on March 18 approved three bills that would essentially repeal Michigan's one-of-a-kind law, despite a failed effort to overturn the law two years ago.

"Michigan is the only state in the nation that protects big drug companies when their products harm or kill," said Rep. Lisa Brown, lead sponsor of...
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