Insurers, Plaintiffs Bar Keep Keen Eye On Nano-Boom

Law360, New York (May 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Amid a profusion of consumer products formulated or constructed through the use of nanotechnology, legal experts say product liability lawyers and insurers are waiting for the other shoe to drop — in the form of liability associated with the science of things small.

But with no major nano-product liability cases pending in the United States, experts readily concede the exercise is speculative.

The term nanotechnology — or nanotech — refers to atomic- or molecular-scale materials. The size cutoff for such structures is widely regarded to be...
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