Product Liability and the Technical Expert

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Science  20 Dec 1974:
Vol. 186, Issue 4169, pp. 1089-1093
DOI: 10.1126/science.186.4169.1089


The refinement of the product liability litigation process requires a continuing substantive dialogue between the legal and technical communities. The common problem-solving orientation of the two disciplines bodes well for such interaction. We have shared in the exciting beginnings of this legaltechnical interaction (7) and hope that in the field of product liability such joint efforts will lead to a more sophisticated and technologically sound litigation process, one in which the technologist can be true to himself while operating within a strong and responsive adversary system.