The Class Action Against Product Liability Laws

Business claims its campaign for an overhaul is gaining momentum

Harry E. Featherstone is fed up with fighting customer lawsuits. The CEO of Will-Burt Co., a machine-parts maker based in Orrville, Ohio, says his company rarely loses in court. Even so, Featherstone is shunning the litigious U. S. market. He's planning to sell the latest version of Will-Burt's premier product, an electronic tower used by mobile television crews for news gathering, only in Britain. That way, he can avoid suits in the U. S. And if he does go to court, the British rules are far friendlier to corporate defendants than those here.

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