H.R.5500 - Innocent Sellers Fairness Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Keller, Ric [R-FL-8] (Introduced 05/25/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||06/05/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman . (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5500 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/25/2006)
Innocent Sellers Fairness Act - Exempts a lawful seller from liability for personal injury, monetary loss, or damage to property arising out of an accident or transaction involving a seller's products, unless the claimant proves one or more of the following non-sale activities by the seller: (1) the seller was the manufacturer of the product; (2) the seller participated in the design of the product; (3) the seller participated in the installation of the product; or (4) the seller altered, modified, or expressly warranted the product in a manner not authorized by the manufacturer.
Requires, where a claimant proves one or more of such activities, that: (1) the activity be negligent; and (2) damages be limited to those directly caused by the activity.