Tiny Particles, Big Coverage Issues?

Law360, New York (August 5, 2010, 11:54 AM EDT) -- In the pages of Law360 and elsewhere, commentators have voiced concerns about the unknown potential environmental, health and safety risks of nanoparticles and have warned product manufacturers and others to prepare themselves for litigation (see, e.g., 8 Steps To Reducing Nanotorts In Your Nanofuture, Law360, New York, July 8, 2010). Defendants in such litigation will inevitably turn to insurers for defense and indemnification.

This article provides an overview of the emerging world of nanotechnology, its potential risks, and some of the coverage issues that “nano-litigation” will...
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