Mich. House Votes To Repeal Drugmaker Immunity

Law360, New York (March 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Led by Democratic lawmakers, Michigan's House of Representatives has voted to rescind the state's unique and controversial product liability law, which provides legal immunity for drugmakers whose products were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The House voted by a 61 to 48 margin Thursday to pass the primary bill of a larger legislation package, just days after the three bills received the backing of the House Judiciary Committee.

The legislation now heads to the Republican-majority Senate, where a similar effort to overturn the...
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