H.R.1966 - Interstate Commerce Freedom Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
Summary: H.R.1966 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)
Interstate Commerce Freedom Act - Provides that, in any civil action brought in State or Federal court alleging liability of a manufacturer for harm resulting from: (1) a product of the manufacturer, the manufacturer shall not be liable for such harm if a proximate cause of the harm was a criminal or intentionally tortious act of a person other than the manufacturer; and (2) any sale or marketing of a product of the manufacturer, the manufacturer shall not be liable for such harm unless the manufacturer failed to substantially comply with a State or Federal statute applicable to the sale or marketing of such product and such failure was a proximate cause of the harm.
Introduced in House (05/23/2001)
Preempts inconsistent State law, except for State law that provides greater protections from liability for manufacturers.