PLAC's mission is to obtain fairness and balance in the common law of product liability. The primary tool to accomplish this mission is PLAC's Amicus Curiae Program, often called "The heart and soul of PLAC."
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 is 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.
PLAC submits amicus briefs in state and federal courts in cases dealing with significant aspects of product liability law. PLAC considers approximately 30 cases each year for amicus briefs, and accepts on the average about half of those cases. We strongly believe that PLAC's Amicus Curiae Program is without peer. Indeed, many outside sources have acknowledged the high standards of our program. PLAC is committed to maintaining a world class amicus program.
PLAC's program is first rate because of the involvement of our entire membership. While the focal point is Case Selection Committee (CSC), every member of PLAC can contribute by submitting cases for consideration.