Federal Procurement Liability Reform Act of 1987: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session, October 29, 1987, Volume 4
United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988 - Contractors - 176 pages
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Page 146 - where product liability has had a notable impact — where it has most significantly affected management decision making — has been in the quality of the products themselves. Managers say products have become safer, manufacturing procedures have been improved, and labels and use instructions have become more explicit.
Page 68 - Mr. Chairman and members of the subcommittee, I am grateful for the opportunity to testify...
Page 33 - ...indemnification removes the safety incentive created by the tort system. To the extent liability can be passed to the government, neither the contractors nor the insurers have a financial interest in ensuring that a product is designed and made with the safety of the user in mind.
Page 128 - I would like to briefly summarize my statement and ask that the full statement be included in the record. Mr.
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Page 48 - I would be happy to answer any questions that the members of the Subcommittee may have.
Page 171 - Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee: 1 am pleased to have this opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the US assistance program for Europe.
Page 141 - As a result of the impact of punitive damages and the tort system, "products have become safer, manufacturing procedures have been improved, and labels and use instructions have become more explicit.