Reasonable Foreseeability and Liability in Relation to Genetically Modified Organisms
McGill University - Faculty of Law
University of Saskatchewan
Bulletin of Science Technology & Society 2007 27:215
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
Date posted: October 23, 2012