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Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) Michael Chertoff told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that the DHS is seeking to shield more anti-terror research companies from product liability suits. Since January 2005, the DHS has overcome its reluctance to limit product liability for many research and development companies that manufacture anti-terror technology. There is still, however, debate over liability protections afforded by legislation to shield manufacturers of bioterrorism vaccines.

To find out how to apply for protection under the Homeland Security Act, visit www.safetyact.gov. The site explains the purpose of the Act and how to take advantage of the protection it provides to those who qualify.

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