A new bill (SB 648) was introduced and discussed this week in the State Senate Judiciary 1 Committee that would give corporations complete immunity when their products hurt or kill North Carolinians. It would be the most radical measure of its kind in the country.
SB 648 may move very quickly so please call or email your Senator today and tell him or her to oppose SB 648.
Giving corporations immunity for their dangerous products is just the worst part of SB 648. The bill also changes the law relating to asbestos by imposing a complicated series of obstacles to plaintiffs and directives to judges on how to handle these cases. The intent is to delay asbestos cases until the workers involved die.
Finally, SB 648 also changes the law of shareholder derivative actions, patent law cases, and how the Attorney General can hire outside private counsel in complicated ways that deserve a full hearing in the Long Session.
Please contact your Senator today. Everybody should be accountable for their actions, but SB 648 gives corporations immunity when their products hurt or kill North Carolinians.