PLAC believes the voice of product manufacturers deserves to be heard. We have a thoughtful point of view as it relates to products and believe it is crucial that the viewpoint of our manufacturers and suppliers be considered as the law gets shaped. Our efforts also serve as a conduit for measured, intellectually-rigorous commentary on how rapidly changing areas of the law can create unintended consequences for product manufacturers, consumers and the vitality of our economy.

Since 1983 we have submitted almost 1100 amicus briefs on behalf of our members.  Issues that we have addressed include:

Our efforts are intended to achieve balance and fairness to the application of existing law.   

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Recent Amicus Filings
  • Risk-Utility Test/Evidence of Industry Custom and Practice - California Supreme Court - Kim v. Toyota Motor Corp.
  • Statute of Limitations/Toxic Torts - California Supreme Court - Lopez v. Sony Electronics, Inc.
  • Preemption/Warnings - U.S. Supreme Court (petition) - Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht
  • Spoliation – Georgia Supreme Court - Koch v. Cooper Tire
  • Innovator Liability/Novel Theory/Warnings – California Supreme Court - T.H. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Co.
  • Evidence of FDA Clearance - U.S. Supreme Court (petition) - Huskey v. Ethicon, Inc.
  • Design Defect Test - CO Supreme Court - Walker v. Ford Motor Co.