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In 1993, the Mississippi legislature enacted the Mississippi Products Liability Act, the substantive portions of which became effective on July 1, 1994. Part I of this Article, previously published, discussed the purpose of the new Act; the definitions of basic terms of art used in the Act - such as "product," including whether used products are covered by the Act, "manufacturer," "seller," and "unreasonably dangerous"; and the interests protected by the Act. Part II of this article addresses the categories of defects forming the bases of claims for damages created by the Act, the liability of sellers and manufacturers, defenses to products liability claims available under the Act, and indemnity claims.

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