H.R. 542 (112th): Consumer Protection Act of 2011

Introduced:
Feb 08, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Bob Filner
Representative for California's 51st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 08, 2011
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6421 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 17, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 08, 2011
Referred to Committee Feb 08, 2011
 
Full Title

To eliminate the learned intermediary defense to tort claims based on product liability, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/8/2011--Introduced.
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.

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