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Friday, November 8, 2013

Engstrom on 3-D Printing and Products Liability

Nora Freeman Engstrom (Stanford) has posted to SSRN 3-D Printing and Products Liability:  Identifying the Obstacles.  The abstract provides:

Though just in its infancy, 3-D printing seems poised to transform the goods we buy, the products we use, and the world we inhabit.  A question frequently raised about 3-D printing, though, is how product liability law will apply to 3-D-printed goods.  Tackling that important and timely question, this Essay applies contemporary product liability law to defective products from home 3-D printers.  The analysis reveals that if home 3-D printing really does take off, PL litigation as we know it may well, in large measure, dry up.  And if it doesn’t, the technology threatens to unsettle the theoretical justification for product liability law’s development.

--CJR

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