Industrial Cleanser

At Press Time . . .

  • Based on the debate and votes in past Congresses, there seems to be fairly strong support for limiting the punitive damages small businesses pay in some product liability cases. The Small Business Liability Reform Act (S.1185/H.R. 2366), which would apply to companies with fewer than 25 employees, does that. House Democrats and Republicans alike are supporting the bill.
  • Two House committees have passed two different but similar Super-fund reform bills (H.R. 1300/2580), both of which say that companies with less than $3 million in gross annual revenues and 75 or fewer employees cannot be sued for the costs of cleaning up a Superfund site.

For more information and the current status of these issues, check out http://www.senate.gov/search/index.html

Contact Source

Keller and Heckman LLP, (202) 434-4141, delacruz@khlaw.com

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This article was originally published in the January 2000 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Industrial Cleanser.

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