William S. Rogers Quoted in Bloomberg BNA’s Product Safety & Liability Reporter on Nanotech Tort Litigation

In the Press · December 16, 2016

When will the long threatened sleeping giant that is Nanotech Mass Tort litigation finally awaken?  This article by BNA’s Peter Hayes published in the Product Safety & Liability Reporter on December 7, 2016, discusses this important issue, and draws on the expertise of a variety of legal and academic experts from around the country, including the Chair of Prince Lobel’s Nanotechnology Practice Group, William S. Rogers, Jr., and endeavors to explain why such litigation has yet to emerge concerning the thousands of different forms of engineered nanomaterials that exist globally.  Through extensive research and interviews from the quoted authorities, Hayes explains that a variety of factors, including long potential latency following exposures, lack of sufficient data concerning alleged harms, lack of qualified experts, and even regulatory efforts to date, have all contributed to the dearth of such litigation.  So, when will litigation most likely ensue?  Please read the full article to see what the experts believe.