U.S. Chamber Denounces Alabama Supreme Court Prescription Drug Ruling

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August 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Harold Kim, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement about the Alabama Supreme Court’s Friday ruling holding drug makers liable for products that they did not manufacture allegedly causing injuries.

“The Alabama Supreme Court’s decision is deeply troubling. Holding manufacturers liable for products they didn’t make isn’t fair and marks a steep departure from bedrock legal principles. This is why courts throughout the country have rejected the flawed logic adopted in this decision. The legislature should act quickly to correct the Supreme Court’s mistake and bring Alabama back into the legal mainstream.”

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08/18/2014