Posts Tagged ‘ Innocent Sellers Fairness Act ’

If You Only Sell a Product, Are You Responsible For Its Defects?

Aug 28th, 2015


There’s a renewed legislative push to maintain the innocence of sellers whose products end up being deemed “defective.” The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act (H.R. 1199) was introduced in the House of Representatives in March by Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, who also sponsored the bill in 2013. A version of the bill has been in the House […]

Congress Considers Law Protecting Dealers from “Unfair Lawsuits”

Mar 6th, 2015


Republican House members have introduced a bill to protect dealers from what they call “unfair product liability lawsuits.” The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is backing Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) for reintroducing a bill the association previously promoted called the Innocent Sellers Fairness Act (H.R. 1199). The bill protects from liability those […]

Innocent Sellers Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congress

Jul 23rd, 2013

A bill of interest to many dealers and distributors has been reintroduced in Congress: The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act. HR 2746 seeks “to prevent undue disruption of interstate commerce by limiting civil actions brought against persons whose only role with regard to a product in the stream of commerce is as a lawful seller of […]

Marketplace Fairness; Is It All That Fair?

Jun 3rd, 2013

As more and more tax-regulating legislation and proposals get tossed around in the door and window and building materials/lumber industries, here’s a look at several that could affect your company and what you need to know about them. Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013: This proposed law, which will set up and enforce state tax on […]