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Reasonable Foreseeability and Liability in Relation to Genetically Modified Organisms


Lara Khoury


McGill University - Faculty of Law

Stuart Smyth


University of Saskatchewan

2007

Bulletin of Science Technology & Society 2007 27:215

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This article examines problems that may arise when addressing liability resulting from the genetic modification of microbes, animals, and plants. More specifically, it evaluates how uncertainties relating to the outcomes of these biotechnological innovations affect — or may affect — the courts’ application of the reasonable foreseeability requirement and, hence, liability under the tort of negligence. The article also examines how concern expressed by society about injuries feared to result from these genetically modified products could have an impact on the way the courts assess reasonable foreseeability in this area.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 19

Keywords: reasonable foreseeability, liability, negligence, causation, duty of care, risk, uncertainty, biotechnology, innovation

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Date posted: October 23, 2012  

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Khoury, Lara and Smyth, Stuart, Reasonable Foreseeability and Liability in Relation to Genetically Modified Organisms (2007). Bulletin of Science Technology & Society 2007 27:215. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2165314

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Lara Khoury (Contact Author)
McGill University - Faculty of Law ( email )
3644 Peel Street
Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
Canada
Stuart Smyth
University of Saskatchewan ( email )
College of Education
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A7
Canada
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