Legislature(2001 - 2002)
2002-04-29 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2002-04-29 House Journal Page 3225 HB 499 Reconsideration of the following was not taken up on this legislative day. It was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Acting Chief Clerk and transmitted to the Senate for consideration: CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 499(JUD) "An Act declaring legislative intent to reject the continuity of enterprise exception to the doctrine of successor liability adopted in Savage Arms, Inc. v. Western Auto Supply, 18 P.3d 49 (Alaska 2001) as it relates to products liability; providing that a successor corporation or other business entity that acquires assets of a 2002-04-29 House Journal Page 3226 predecessor corporation or other business entity is subject to liability for harm to persons or property caused by a defective product sold or otherwise distributed commercially by the predecessor only if the acquisition is accompanied by an agreement for the successor to assume the liability, results from a fraudulent conveyance to escape liability for the debts or liabilities of the predecessor, constitutes a consolidation or merger with the predecessor, or results in the successor's becoming a continuation of the predecessor; defining 'business entity' that acquires assets to include a sole proprietorship; and applying this Act to the sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition of assets by a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership, a limited liability partnership, a limited partnership, a sole proprietorship, or other business entity that occurs before, on, or after the effective date of this Act."