SB 893 Modifies provisions of law relating to products liability claims
Sponsor: Munzlinger
LR Number: 5851S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/10/2016 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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SB 893 - This act provides that when the trier of fact determines in a products liability case that the harm was caused solely as a result of the plaintiff's fault then the defendant shall not be liable for the harm caused solely as a result of such fault. The definition of the term "fault" is modified to include the use of the product in a manner inconsistent with a specification or standard applicable to the product, use of the product in a manner contrary to an instruction or warning, and use of the product in a manner determined to be improper by a federal or state agency.

This act is identical to SB 192 (2015).

JESSI BAKER