Governor Scott Signs Bill 142 – Good News For Automakers And Other Manufacturers
Before today, juries were not allowed by Florida law to consider all of the relevant facts relating to the cause of automobile accidents giving rise to product liabilty lawsuits. This bill will enable juries to hear all relevant facts relating to the cause of the accident such as if the driver was impaired, speeding, etc., and they will be instructed that "fault should be apportioned among all responsible persons in a products liability action." This will help ensure that automobile manufacturers are not unjustly held liable for damages caused by at fault drivers.
For more information on SB 142, go to http://www.flsenate.gov/session/bill/2011/0142.