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GARA’s Statute of Repose: Avoiding the ‘Long Tail’ of Discovery

On October 1, 2008 by Schnader

Published in the Fall 2008 issue of Skywritings, the newsletter of the Defense Research Institute’s Aerospace Law Committee.

The General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994 (“GARA”), 49 U.S.C. § 40101 et seq., was enacted by Congress to protect general aviation manufacturers from “the long tail of liability” faced by those manufacturers decades after their products were first manufactured and sold.