H.R.542 - Consumer Protection Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] (Introduced 02/08/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/14/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.542 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/08/2011)
Consumer Protection Act of 2011 - Invalidates as a defense to a tort claim in any court in the United States that a manufacturer of a product has fulfilled that manufacturer's duty of care when providing all of the necessary information to a learned intermediary, who then interacts with the consumer of the product.
Defines a "learned intermediary" as a person licensed under applicable state or federal law to advise a consumer whether or not to use the product in question.