Summary

                            To prevent undue disruption of interstate commerce by limiting civil actions brought against persons whose only role with regard to a product in the stream of commerce is as a lawful seller of the product.

Introduced in House
Innocent Sellers Fairness Act

This bill exempts a seller from liability for personal injury, monetary loss, or
damage to property arising out of an accident or transaction involving a
seller's products during the regular course of trade or business, unless the
claimant proves that the seller: 

 * was the manufacturer or participated in the design or installation of the
   product; 
 * altered, modified, or expressly warranted the product in a manner not
   authorized by the manufacturer; 
 * had actual knowledge of the defect in the product as a result of a recall
   from the manufacturer or governmental entity authorized to make such recall
   or actual inspection at the time the seller sold the product to the claimant; 
 * had actual knowledge of the defect in the product at the time the seller
   supplied the product; 
 * intentionally altered or modified a product warranty, warning, or instruction
   from the manufacturer in a way not authorized by the manufacturer; or 
 * knowingly made a false representation about an aspect of the product not
   authorized by the manufacturer. 

The bill limits the seller's liability to the personal injury, monetary loss, or
damage to property directly caused by such activity where a claimant proves one
or more of such activities was negligent.



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

    Mar 6th, 2017
  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.

    Feb 17th, 2017
  • Referred to House Energy and Commerce

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Referred to House Judiciary

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 16th, 2017