04RS SB176


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SB 176 (BR 1744) - D. Seum

     AN ACT relating to civil actions.
     Create several new sections of KRS Chapter 411 to define terms; to provide that manufacturers, packers, distributors, carriers, holders, sellers, marketers, and advertisers of food are immune from civil liability for any claim arising out of weight gain, obesity, a health condition associated with weight gain or obesity, or other generally known condition caused by or likely to result from long-term consumption of food; to provide for exceptions to the immunity; to provide for pleading requirements for actions that fall under the exceptions; to require discovery and other proceedings to be stayed when a motion to dismiss is pending unless the court finds that particularized discovery is necessary; to require the provisions of the Act to apply to covered claims pending on the effective date of the Act and all claims filed thereafter, regardless of when the claim arose.

     Feb 13-introduced in Senate
     Feb 19-to Judiciary (S)

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