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  • Writer's pictureKirk Hartley

Plaintiff’s Bar and US Chamber of Commerce Agree – Let’s Make It Easier to Sue Non

Catching up on things I missed while on vacation. PointofLaw includes this interesting post on a draft federal statute to require overseas manufacturers of many consumer products to appoint registered agents in the US for service of process. The point is to make it equally easy to sue overseas companies. According to pointoflaw, the bill amazingly produced harmony between the plaintiff’s bar and the US Chamber of Commerce- – now that’s quite a feat:

“The bill follows on the footsteps of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing in May, “Leveling the Playing Field and Protecting Americans.” As the sponsors show, the issue crosses partisan lines. General support is also broad: Witnesses at the hearing included a representative of the trial lawyer lobby, AAJ, as well as Victor Schwartz, testifying on behalf of the U.S. Chamber.”

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