H.R.5913 - Protecting Americans from Unsafe Foreign Products Act

To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for service of process over foreign nationals in cases involving defective products causing injury in the United States, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Popular: Protecting Americans from Unsafe Foreign Products Act as introduced.
  • Short: Protecting Americans from Unsafe Foreign Products Act as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for service of process over foreign nationals in cases involving defective products causing injury in the United States, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Protecting Americans from Unsafe Foreign Products Act - Amends the federal judicial code to provide for service of process on foreign citizens or subjects (nationals), or their agents, in cases involving defective products causing injury in the United States which were manufactured by the f

Official Summary

Protecting Americans from Unsafe Foreign Products Act - Amends the federal judicial code to provide for service of process on foreign citizens or subjects (nationals), or their agents, in cases involving defective products causing injury in the United States which were manufactured by the foreign national outside the United States. Conditions jursidiction for service of process on the fact that the foreign national:
(1) knew or reasonably should have known that the product or component would be imported for sale or use in the United States; or
(2) had contacts with the United States, whether or not such contacts occurred in the place where the injury occurred.

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