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Alabama Legislator’s Bill Aimed at Protecting State Industry from Innovator Liability Lawsuits

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A Jefferson County legislator says he has introduced a bill in the Alabama Legislature aimed at preventing brand-name manufacturers from being sued by consumers who use a generic version of their product made by a different company.

State Rep. Jack Williams, R-Vestavia, chairman of the House Commerce and Small Business Committee, announced in a press release today that he plans to get the bill – HB617 – through his committee and on a fast-track for approval.

“This bill would prohibit a product liability action for relief against the manufacturers of a product unless the manufacturer was the manufacturer of the specific product,” the bill introduced Tuesday states.


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