Behrens, Federal Product Liability Reform
in 1997: History and Public Policy Support Its Enactment Now, 64 TENN.
True to their promise, after the elections last November, a three-bill "tort reform" package was approved in the House that, among its other items, contained a sweeping product liability reform
bill (HR 956) that would place a cap on the "punitive" damages that juries can award to plaintiffs.
In response to these lobbying efforts, in 1987 Representative Dan Glickman (D-Kansas) and Senator Nancy Kassebaum (R-Kansas) introduced virtually identical product liability reform
bills directed explicitly at general aviation.
This section proposes six strategies for advocates of Japanese product liability reform
to consider that draw from the strengths -- and the weaknesses -- of the EC and American systems.
But despite the growth of this litigation crisis, no broad-scope product liability reform
legislation has been enacted into law.
I co-sponsored the Product Liability Reform
Bill to curb lawsuit abuse.
manufacturers have been pushing for product liability reform
for more than a decade.
Because of the expanded liability doctrine and the surge in premium costs, insurers and insured firms sought relief through product liability reform
Among these have been domestic policy issues including product liability reform
, CAFE and the zero emissions vehicle mandate.
Although the Michigan legislature passed one tort reform bill, Senate-approved product liability reform
remains on the House floor.
8 election, the prospects for federal product liability reform
have never looked better.
MDNA, for example, is a member of the National Association of Wholesalers, and it participates on the Special Workplace Committee for Product Liability Reform
, working toward passage of product liability legislation.