• The Constitutionality of Federal Products Liability/Toxic Tort Legislation
  • June 19, 2003
  • Law Firm: Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas Office
  • The Manville Chapter 11 filing and the recently released ยง301(e) Superfund report have focused national attention on the effectiveness of our products liability laws. Near the end of the 97th Congress, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation reported a federal uniform products liability bill, S.2631 now S.44, which had been introduced by Senator Kasten (R-Wis.). The Administration, Congress, the business community, consumer groups, and the bar associations are carefully studying legislation that would create a uniform products liability system.