Nanoparticles: A New Mass Tort Frontier

Law360, New York (November 5, 2010, 11:28 AM EDT) -- Over the past two years a number of articles have been published concerning the potential health, environmental and safety risks posed by exposure to nanoparticles, and with guidance for risk mitigation and reducing exposure to potential future nanotort claims. This article discusses the prospect of nanoparticle mass tort/class action litigation, and the likely claims and defenses given the state of science and the law in late 2010.

Is Mass Nanotort and Class Action Litigation Drawing Nigh?

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