Legislature(2001 - 2002)

2002-04-29 House Journal

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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                                  

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    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."